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Mathematics and Problem Solving for Fire Service Personnel: A Worktext for Student Achievement, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Eugene E Mahoney

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 26, 2009

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This introductory text is organized into 11 chapters, including helpful appendices, to assist students in understanding and applying basic mathematical principles key to success in the fire service. The author provides a review of mathematical, statistical, and basic measurement principles, in addition to mathematical hydraulic word problems, hazardous material calculations, and more, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of mathematics as they pertain to firefighting.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF NUMBERS

CHAPTER TWO -  SOLVING AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER ADDITION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER THREE – WORKING WITH AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER MULTIPICATION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER FOUR – SOLVING AND PROVING WHOLE NUMBER DIVISION, SUBTRACTION AND SQUARE ROOT PROBLEMS

CHAPTER FIVE – WORKING WITH FRACTIONS

CHAPTER SIX – WORKING WITH DECIMALS

CHAPTER SEVEN – SOLVING COMBINATION PROBLEMS

CHAPTER EIGHT – UNDERSTANDING MEASUREMENTS

CHAPTER NINE – WORKING WITH PERCENT AND PERCENTAGES

CHAPTER TEN – WORKING WITH STATISTICS

CHAPTER ELEVEN – FORMULAS AND FORMULA MANIPULATIONS

APPENDIX

     Section One – Tables of U.S. units of measurement

     Section Two – Tables of Metric Units of Measurement

     Section Three – International Units of Measurement

     Section Four – The Addition Chart

     Section Five – The  Multiplication Chart

     Section Six – The Times Tables

     Section Seven – The Placement Chart

     Section Eight – Basic Fire Department Hydraulic Figures

     Section Nine – Letters Used in a Number of the Fire Department Formulas

     Section Ten – Traditional Formulas Introduced in the Book

     Section Eleven – Square Root Table

     Readers Practice Problems

 

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$38.20 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504696-8