Monday, December 19, 2011

Mathematics for the Trades

One of the books we recommend to students taking the Wind Energy Technician Training Program is "Mathematics for the Trades". This book is an excellent start to overview the math needed for a career in the wind energy industry.

These are the chapters and subjects covered:

Chapter 1 Arithmetic of Whole Numbers

Working with Whole Numbers
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Division of Whole Numbers
Order of Operations

Chapter 2 Fractions

Working with Fractions
Multiplication of Fractions
Divison of Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Chapter 3 Decimal Numbers

Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Decimal Numbers
Decimal Fractions

Chapter 4 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Ratio and Proportion
Special Application of Ratio and Proportion
Introduction to Percent
Percent Problems
Special Application of Percent Calculations

Chapter 5 Measurement

Working with Measurement Numbers
English Units and Unit Conversion
Metric Units
Direct Measurements

Chapter 6 Pre-Algebra

Addition of Signed Numbers
Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
Exponents and Square Roots

Chapter 7 Basic Algebra

algebraic Language and Formulas
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions
Solving Simple Equations
Solving Two-Step Equations
Solving More Equations and Formulas
Solving Word Problems
Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Expressions
Scientific Notation

Chapter 8 Practical Plane Geometry

Angle Measurement
Area and Perimeter of Polygons
Triangles, Regular Hexagons, and Irregular Polygons

Chapter 9 Solid Figures

Pyramids and Frustums of Pyramids
Cylinders and Spheres
Cones and Frustums of Cones

Chapter 10 Triangle Trigonometry

Angles and Triangles
Trigonometric Ratios
Solving Right Triangles
Oblique Triangles

Chapter 11 Advanced Algebra

Systems of Equations
Quadratic Equations

Chapter 12 Statistics

Reading and Constructing Graphs
Measures of Central Tendency

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