Fundamentals of Technical Mathematics introduces key, applied mathematics for engineering technologists and technicians. Through a simple, engaging approach, the book reviews basic mathematics, including whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. The book covers conversions to different units of measure (standard and/or metric) and other topics as required by specific businesses and industries, providing a go-to resource on the topic. Building on these foundations, it then explores concepts in arithmetic, introductory algebra, equations, inequalities, and modeling, graphs and functions, measurement, geometry, and trigonometry, all the while supporting these concepts with practical applications in a variety of technical and career vocations, including automotive, allied health, welding, plumbing, machine tool, carpentry, auto mechanics, HVAC, and many other fields.
Extending ASM's Understanding the Basics series into fabrication technologies, this book is an introduction to the most important industrial joining methods: welding, brazing, soldering, fastening, and adhesive bonding. It addresses metallurgical issues that must be understood during welding, and provides an overview of issues to consider when joining systems of materials that are the same, similar, or different.
Welding is an essential technique for a wide range of jobs in the workshop. Whether you are new to welding or ready to try the more advanced techniques, this practical guide gives a thorough introduction to the method, and suggests ways of improving your skills to achieve professional and safe results. It is a user-friendly, quick guide to identifying the technique right for your job An authoritative introduction to each technique is accompanied by beginner's notes. There is a full account of MIG welding, the ideal choice for car repairers and restorers. The book always gives clear explanations of the scientific processes at work. It also offers specific advice on creating joints using a range of popular techniques. Areas covered include plumbing, model engineering, vehicle repair & restoration, jewelry & silversmithing, horology, metal sculpture, and set design.
The volume covers a wide array of materials to include aluminum; magnesium, copper; nickel and cobalt; lead and zinc; titanium; reactive, reflective and precious metals; plastics; ceramics; and composites. Each chapter includes a thorough explanation of the metal or material, details of the welding processes used to join it, safe practices, and a comprehensive bibliography