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trigonometry for engineering technology with mechanical civil and architectural applications pdf

You will encounter applications of trigonometry in most engineering fields. This text provides examples of how trigonometry is applied in the mechanical, architectural, and civil fields.

 Some topics in physics, specifically mechanics, also use trigonometry to solve problems. If you learn how to use CAD programs (such as AutoCAD), you may find that the software can relieve you of performing trigonometry calculations. You should understand, however, what the software is doing, and be able to do the same calculations manually.

About the Author

 Gary Powers has taught a wide range of classes for more than 15 years at South Hills School of Business and Technology, a two-year, post-secondary school located in State College, PA., including Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Dimensional Metrology, Machining, CNC Programming, and Mechanical Design. His students regularly serve internships with and are hired by a variety of engineering and manufacturing firms. Previously, Gary was employed for 16 years by Corning, Inc. as a manufacturing supervisor and process engineer. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and after graduating from the Naval Nuclear Power School he served in the submarine force. Gary is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education.