Mathematics for Machine Technology,
8th Edition

John C. Peterson, Robert D. Smith

ISBN-13: 9781337798310 | ISBN-10: 1337798312

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 608 pages

List Price USD $179.95


Strengthen mathematical skills and gain practice using those skills in preparation for success in machine trades or manufacturing with Peterson/Smith's MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 8E. This comprehensive book connects math concepts to relevant machine applications, using industry-specific examples, realistic illustrations and actual machine functions. Step-by-step problems and examples progress from general math to more complex trigonometry and solid geometry while demonstrating how math applies to machine trades and manufacturing fields. The authors highlight calculator operations when appropriate. New coverage in this edition emphasizes spreadsheets and introductory G- and M- codes for CNC programming. Master the practical, vocational and technical applications of math concepts necessary to excel in today's machine, tool-and-die and tool design industries with this proven book.

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Meet the Authors

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John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award. His professional experience includes teaching at middle school, high school, and university levels, as well as work in industry. In addition to MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 8E, Dr. Peterson has authored or co-authored four other Cengage books: INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS, and MATH FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE. A member of the team that revised the 2015 College Board of Mathematical Sciences cross-sectional survey of undergraduate mathematical science programs, Dr. Peterson has also served as a vice president of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. He has published more than 90 journal papers and given more than 200 presentations. Dr. Peterson earned his Ph.D. in mathematics education from The Ohio State University.

Robert D. Smith was Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Smith worked in the manufacturing industry as a tool designer, quality control engineer, and chief manufacturing engineer. He has also been active in teaching applied mathematics, physics, and industrial materials and processes on the secondary school level and in apprenticeship programs.

  • SELECTED NEW CALCULATOR INSTRUCTION NOW PREPARES READERS TO WORK WITH THE MACHINIST CALC™ PRO 2, MODEL 4088. Students learn how to use this particular calculator for material and tool settings combined with DOC (depth of cut) and WOC (width of cut) to solve speed and feed calculations for face, end, or slot milling plus turning, drilling and boring. Coverage explains the calculator's step-saving drill and thread chart look-ups, right triangle solutions and bolt-circle patterns. Students also review the calculator's limitations, particularly when working with fractions.
  • UNNEEDED CALCULATOR INSTRUCTIONS ARE REMOVED FOR A MORE STREAMLINED PRESENTATION. Because most students are familiar with calculators and have used them since elementary school, this edition no longer includes basic instruction in calculator usage. In addition, since most new scientific calculators use a “natural display,'' the authors have eliminated much of the duplicate instructions for calculator keystrokes for a clear, focused approach.
  • NEW UNIT NOW EMPHASIZES INTRODUCTORY G- AND M-CODES FOR CNC PROGRAMMING. This unit introduces students to today's widely used G-codes that prepare the machine to engage in a particular mode for machining. Students also learn about the M-codes used to turn on and off miscellaneous CNC functions.
  • NEW SUPPLEMENT OFFERS DETAILED GUIDANCE IN USING MACHINIST CALC™ PRO 2, MODEL 4088. This supplement directs students in using the Machinist Calc™ Pro 2 in all places within the text where calculators are used. Additional instruction within this new supplement shows how to use the calculator for topics beyond those covered in this book.
  • NEW INSTRUCTION FOR SPREADSHEETS EMPHASIZES USE ON TABLETS AND DIGITAL DEVICES. This edition provides focused spreadsheet coverage as more machine and manufacturing workers today use laptops and tablets, including the iPad®, Microsoft® Surface® and Samsung Galaxy®, on the job for convenience and portability. While tablets are bulkier than calculators, they offer the advantage of both spreadsheet and calculator apps on only one machine. Readers can also use this edition's new spreadsheet instruction on a calculator.
  • STEP-BY-STEP, PRACTICAL PROBLEMS AND EXAMPLES REINFORCE THE BOOK'S READER-FRIENDLY APPROACH. The authors carefully progress from the simple to relatively complex topics to ensure reader understanding. This organized approach to learning is well recognized for its effectiveness in guiding students.
  • COVERAGE PROVIDES A UNIQUE, UP-CLOSE AND REALISTIC OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S REQUIRED IN THE MACHINE TRADES AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. Students gain the skills and practice needed for success as the authors emphasize the analytical approach that is necessary for translating engineering drawing dimensions into machine-working dimensions.
  • DETAILED PRESENTATION ADDRESSES POLAR COORDINATES AND HEXADECIMAL AND BCD (BINARY CODED DECIMAL) NUMERATION SYSTEMS. Students also learn material conversion between metric and customary systems of measure.
  • THOROUGH COVERAGE EMPHASIZES GENERAL MATH AND MORE ADVANCED TOPICS. Students review and gain a solid foundation in general math before advancing to more complex topics, such as compound angles and numerical control.
  • AN INTRODUCTION TO G- AND M-CODES FOR CNC PROGRAMMING PREPARES STUDENTS FOR ON-THE-JOB SUCCESS. Students learn the details of working effectively with the most widely used numerical control programming language.
  • EXTENSIVE USE OF REALISTIC TRADE-RELATED ILLUSTRATIONS BRINGS CONCEPTS TO LIFE. Students learn through example as they see concepts applied and in action within today's manufacturing and machine trade.
  • DIVERSE COVERAGE OF DIGITAL AND ANALOG TOOLS PREPARES READERS FOR SUCCESS IN TODAY'S MACHINING AND MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENTS. This edition introduces emerging electronic and digital tools while retaining instructions and equipping students to use analog tools. Thorough coverage ensures your students are well prepared with extensive real-world practice.
  • EXPANSIVE INSTRUCTOR'S WEBSITE PROVIDES EFFICIENT TOOLS FOR YOUR COURSE. You'll find answers and solutions to all problems in this edition as well as other extensive tools for course preparation and effective class presentations.
  • COVERAGE OF SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS REMAINS TIMELY AND UP TO DATE. The authors continuously update the book's comprehensive scientific calculator examples whenever necessary with each edition. They completely modernize the sequencing and provide contemporary, thorough instructions on how to best use the latest scientific calculator tools.

Table of Contents

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Unit 1. Introduction to Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 2. Addition of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 3. Subtraction of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 4. Multiplication of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 5. Division of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 6. Combined Operations of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 7. Computing with a Calculator: Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
UNIT 8. Computing with a Spreadsheet: Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 9. Introduction to Decimal Fractions.
Unit 10. Rounding Decimal Fractions and Equivalent Decimal and Common Fractions.
Unit 11. Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 12. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 13. Division of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 14. Powers.
Unit 15. Roots.
Unit 16. Table of Decimal Equivalents and Combined Operations of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 17. Computing with a Calculator: Decimals.
Unit 18. Computing with a Spreadsheet: Decimals.
Unit 19. Achievement Review Section One.
Unit 20. Ratio and Proportion.
Unit 21. Direct and Inverse Proportions.
Unit 22. Introduction to Percents.
Unit 23. Basic Calculations of Percentages, Percents, and Rates.
Unit 24. Percent Practical Applications.
Unit 25. Achievement Review Section Two
Unit 26. Customary (English) Units of Measure.
Unit 27. Metric Units of Linear Measure.
Unit 28. Degree of Precision and Greatest Possible Error, Absolute Error, and Relative Error.
Unit 29. Tolerance, Clearance, and Interference.
Unit 30. Customary and Metric Steel Rules.
Unit 31. Customary Vernier Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 32. Metric Vernier Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 33. Digital Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 34. Customary Micrometers.
Unit 35. Metric Vernier Micrometers.
Unit 36. Digital Micrometers.
Unit 37. Customary and Metric Gage Blocks.
Unit 38. Achievement Review Section Three.
Unit 39. Symbolism and Algebraic Expressions.
Unit 40. Signed Numbers.
Unit 41. Algebraic Operations of Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication.
Unit 42. Algebraic Operations of Division, Powers, and Roots.
Unit 43. Introduction to Equations.
Unit 44. Solution of Equations by the Subtraction, Addition, and Division Principles of Equality.
Unit 45. Solution of Equations by the Multiplication, Root, and Power Principles of Equality.
Unit 46. Solution of Equations Consisting of Combined Operations and Rearrangement of Formulas.
Unit 47. Applications of Formulas to Cutting Speed, Revolutions Per Minute, and Cutting Time.
Unit 48. Applications of Formulas to Spur Gears.
Unit 49. Achievement Review Section FOUR.
Unit 50. Lines and Angular Measure.
Unit 51. Protractors- Simple Semicircular and Vernier.
Unit 52. Types of Angles and Angular Geometric Principles.
Unit 53. Introduction to Triangles.
Unit 54. Geometric Principles for Triangles and Other Common Polygons.
Unit 55. Introduction to Circles.
Unit 56. Arcs and Angles of Circles, Tangent Circles.
Unit 57. Fundamental Geometric Constructions.
Unit 58. Achievement Review Section Five.
Unit 59. Areas of Rectangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids.
Unit 60. Areas of Triangles.
Unit 61. Areas of Circles, Sectors, and Segments.
Unit 62. Volumes of Prisms and Cylinders.
Unit 63. Volumes of Pyramids and Cones.
Unit 64. Volumes of Spheres and Composite Solid Figures.
Unit 65. Achievement Review Section Six.
Unit 66. Introduction to Trigonometric Functions.
Unit 67. Analysis of Trigonometric Functions.
Unit 68. Basic Calculations of Angles and Sides of Right Triangles.
Unit 69. Simple Practical Machine Applications.
Unit 70. Complex Practical Machine Applications.
Unit 71. The Cartesian Coordinate System.
Unit 72. Oblique Triangles: Law of Sines and Law of Cosines.
Unit 73. Achievement Review Section Seven.
Unit 74. Introduction to Compound Angles.
Unit 75. Drilling and Boring Compound-Angular Holes: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt Using Given Lengths.
Unit 76. Drilling and Boring Compound-Angular Holes: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt Using Given Angles.
Unit 77. Machining Compound-Angular Surfaces: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt.
Unit 78. Computing Angles Made by the Intersection of Two Angular Surfaces.
Unit 79. Computing Compound Angles on Cutting and Forming Tools.
Unit 80. Achievement Review Section Eight.
Unit 81. Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
Unit 82. Control Systems, Absolute Positioning, Incremental Positioning.
Unit 83. Location of Points: Polar Coordinate System.
Unit 84. Binary Numeration System.
Unit 85. Hexadecimal Numeration System.
Unit 86. BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) Numeration Systems.
Unit 87. An Introduction to G- and M-Codes for CNC Programming
Unit 88. Achievement Review Section 9.
Appendix A. United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure.
Appendix B. Principles of Plane Geometry.
Appendix C. Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures.
Appendix D. Formulas for Volumes of Solid Figures.
Appendix E. Trigonometry.
Appendix F. Common G- and M-Codes.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Applications.

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