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The student will:
1. Demonstrate basic mathematical concepts related to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
2. Solve basic mathematical problems associated with the subject matter of the course.
3. Analyze, evaluate, and solve mathematical word problems associated with the subject matter of the course.
4. Evaluate and demonstrate on-the-job uses of the mathematical concepts associated with his/her occupational field.
5. Use an electronic calculator in solving mathematical problems.
6. Use mathematical conversion tables and formulas.
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I. Algebra fundamentals
A. Equations and the algebraic process
B. Theory of signed numbers
C. Rules of operation of signed numbers
D. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of
signed numbers
II. Addition and subtraction of algebraic expressions
A. Definitions and classifications of terms and expressions
B. Operations on monomial and polynomial expressions
C. Simplifying algebraic expressions
D. Operations on exponents
III. Multiplication and division of bionomials and polynomials
A. Rules of operation
B. Practical applications
IV. Powers of ten
A. Definitions and technical applications
B. Scientific notation and significant figures
C. Rules of operation
V. Factoring
A. The concept of prime factors
B. Rules of operation
C. Factoring binomial and trinomial expressions
VI. Algebraic equations
A. Definition and types of equations
B. Rules for solving equations
C. Practical applications in occupational areas
VII. Angles
A. Definitions and measurements of angles
B. Cartesian or rectangular coordinates
C. Polar coordinates and the generation of angles
D. Oblique triangles and the laws of sines and cosines
IX. Principles of vector analysis and numerical control of
mill machines
A. The concept of vector forces
B. Computation of and graphing vector forces
C. Practical applications in occupational areas
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Students will be required to complete:
1. Reading assignments that will average fifteen pages per week during a full semester class.
2. Computational homework assignments averaging one per week or approximately ten assignments during the semester.
3. Practical occupational problem assignments - approximately ten assignments during the semester.
4. Periodic tests and final exam
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Introduction to Technical Mathematics. Washington, Allen J., Pearson 2008, fifth edition
Industrial Education 90B Syllabus, Power, T.C.,