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Technical Math For Dummies® by Barry Schoenborn, Bradley Simkins

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Part 1. Basic Math, Basic Tools

Basic Math, Basic Tools

In this part . . .

Part I starts with the basics. In Chapter 1, you find the broad scope of what technical math involves. Chapter 2 identifies the myths of math and the trades that make the world as you know it possible from earliest to latest. It also gives you a survey of tools (especially new digital tools) that make your work (particularly measuring) in the trades easier and more fun.

The other chapters in this part offer a complete review of numbers and arithmetic. But they're more than just a good review — they also give you new insights and may even speed up your work. Chapter 6 is about measurement and conversion. Sorry to say it, but the world speaks measurement in different units, and the modern technician needs to know unit conversions. Chapter 7 is about word problems. After you read this chapter, you'll never run from a story problem again.

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