Applying Mathematics to Construction

Author: Kenneth Williams
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432766436
Format: PDF, Docs
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Williams formulae, factors and accurate shorts were first used to help his students, but then the author saw that many professional construction workers also could not make simple calculations in the field. )-- Author, teacher and contractor Kenneth Williams, Sr., announced today the release of Applying Mathematics to Construction, Carpentry Mathematics and Estimating, published by Outskirts Press. Williams handy guide for both students and professionals diminishes the need for cumbersome measuring devices and calculators by teaching simple, easy formulae for quickly figuring out construction math problems and material estimation costs.Realizing that the use of calculators and measuring devices can also hamper ones ability to think creatively and quickly on the spot, Williams put together these clever mental calculation tips to help students, instructors and general contractors.The first section of Applying Mathematics to Construction shows how to make calculations without the use of external tools and contains such innovative tricks as his conversion of a large number of feet to inches in seconds, mentally. Section two covers how materials are measured and sold and, like the first section, offers one simple formula after another to make on the spot calculations simply and immediately.

Construction Mathematics

Author: Surinder Virdi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113505522X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Construction Mathematics is an introductory level mathematics text, written specifically for students of construction and related disciplines. Learn by tackling exercises based on real-life construction maths. Examples include: costing calculations, labour costs, cost of materials and setting out of building components. Suitable for beginners and easy to follow throughout. Learn the essential basic theory along with the practical necessities. The second edition of this popular textbook is fully updated to match new curricula, and expanded to include even more learning exercises. End of chapter exercises cover a range of theoretical as well as practical problems commonly found in construction practice, and three detailed assignments based on practical tasks give students the opportunity to apply all the knowledge they have gained. Construction Mathematics addresses all the mathematical requirements of Level 2 construction NVQs from City & Guilds/CITB and Edexcel courses, including the BTEC First Diploma in Construction. Additional coverage of the core unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment from BTEC National Construction, Civil Engineering and Building Services courses makes this an essential revision aid for students who do not have Level 2 mathematics experience before commencing their BTEC National studies. This is also the ideal primer for any reader who wishes to refresh their mathematics knowledge before going into a construction HNC or BSc.

Mastering Math for the Building Trades

Author: James Gerhart
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071360234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated reference to construction-related mathematical questions that includes explanations, helpful tips, formulas and calculations, metric conversion tables, and more.

Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades

Author: Alfred P. Webster
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780135114001
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades, Third Edition, offers a unique approach based on the authors' experience in building construction and applied education. Loaded with photographs and detailed drawings, the text illustrates the underlying mathematics in each step of the building process. The text's problems, infused with the authors' real industry experience, provide students with relevant examples of problems they will face in the construction and carpentry trades. Problems include step-by-step summary explanations of their solutions with the necessary steps highlighted for easy identification. After giving students a solid foundation in math, the text then leads them through the steps of a construction project and applying the mathematical skills involved in completing the project.

Math for Carpentry and Construction

Author: Richard B. Miles
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
ISBN: 9781635632149
Format: PDF, ePub
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Math for Carpentry and Construction is a combination text and workbook designed to help carpentry and construction students learn and apply basic math skills. The basic concept behind each math operation is explained at the opening of the unit. Next, students are given clear instruction for performing the operation. Each unit includes a variety of carpentry-and construction-related practice problems to reinforce what the students have learned. The practice problems are identical to the types of problems the students will be required to solve in a carpentry shop or on a construction site. In addition to teaching basic math concepts, the problems give students a preview of the types of challenges they will face in a work environment. This helps the students develop solid troubleshooting skills that will serve them throughout their careers as carpenters and builders. Problems range in complexity from solving simple equations to using the Pythagorean Theorem. Math Tips underscore important points and provide additional easy-to-understand examples. Answers to odd-numbered practice problems are provided in the back of the book.

Applying Maths in Construction

Author: Antoinette Tourret
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136069720
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book and its accompanying Teacher's Pack are the result of a project, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, to provide flexible learning materials for the Basic Application of Number core skill for both the NVQs and GNVQ in construction and the construction crafts. The student book uses a unique approach to explain how mathematical principles apply to construction tasks. Each chapter forms an individual construction project and uses the full range of number skills from the fundamentals of addition and subtraction to statistics, trigonometry and technical drawing. Successfully completed projects provide the student with the required portfolio of evidence for their course. Notes throughout the text refer the student to the relevant module in the Teacher's Pack, which contains assessments, tests and detailed explanations of the number skills needed to complete the projects.

The Construction of New Mathematical Knowledge in Classroom Interaction

Author: Heinz Steinbring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387242538
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mathematics is generally considered as the only science where knowledge is uni form, universal, and free from contradictions. „Mathematics is a social product - a 'net of norms', as Wittgenstein writes. In contrast to other institutions - traffic rules, legal systems or table manners -, which are often internally contradictory and are hardly ever unrestrictedly accepted, mathematics is distinguished by coherence and consensus. Although mathematics is presumably the discipline, which is the most differentiated internally, the corpus of mathematical knowledge constitutes a coher ent whole. The consistency of mathematics cannot be proved, yet, so far, no contra dictions were found that would question the uniformity of mathematics" (Heintz, 2000, p. 11). The coherence of mathematical knowledge is closely related to the kind of pro fessional communication that research mathematicians hold about mathematical knowledge. In an extensive study, Bettina Heintz (Heintz 2000) proposed that the historical development of formal mathematical proof was, in fact, a means of estab lishing a communicable „code of conduct" which helped mathematicians make themselves understood in relation to the truth of mathematical statements in a co ordinated and unequivocal way.

Building Models by Games

Author: Wilfrid Hodges
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486450171
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume introduces a general method for building infinite mathematical structures and surveys applications in algebra and model theory. It covers basic model theory and examines a variety of algebraic applications, including completeness for Magidor-Malitz quantifiers, Shelah's recent and sophisticated omitting types theorem for L(Q), and applications to Boolean algebras. Over 160 exercises. 1985 edition.

Applied Nonstandard Analysis

Author: Martin Davis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152340
Format: PDF
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This applications-oriented text assumes no knowledge of mathematical logic in its development of nonstandard analysis techniques and their applications to elementary real analysis and topological and Hilbert space. 1977 edition.