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Technical Math For Dummies® by Barry Schoenborn, Bradley Simkins

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About the Authors

Barry Schoenborn lives in Nevada City, California. He's a longtime technical writer with over 30 years' experience. He's written hundreds of user manuals and (in the early days) worked dozens of part-time jobs that required practical math. He has been a carpenter for the movies, a stage electrician, a movie theater manager, a shipping clerk, an insurance clerk, and a library clerk. He has a bachelor's degree in theatre from California State University, Fullerton.

Recently, his company worked with the California Integrated Waste Management Board to teach scientists and administrators how to write clearly. Barry is the coauthor of Storage Area Networks: Designing and Implementing a Mass Storage System (Pearson Education). He was a movie reviewer for the L.A. Herald-Dispatch and wrote a monthly political newspaper column for The Union of Grass Valley, California, for seven years. Barry's publishing company, Willow Valley Press, published Dandelion Through the Crack, which won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Bradley Simkins was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and became a sixth-generation journeyman plasterer. But it didn't take long (after many hours on construction sites) before he figured out that it was easier to use his brain than his muscles. He has a master's degree in mathematics from California State University, Sacramento. He has taught, assisted, and tutored at the Multimedia Math Learning Center at American River College in ...

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