Technical Mathematics I - Unit 1

Unit One


Unit Objective:
List the integers and determine their position on the line; Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers; Find reciprocals; Compare any to integers; Determine significant digits; Round to the appropriate place; Evaluate absolute values, powers and roots of integers; Evaluate expressions using order of operations; Simplify integer exponent expressions using exponent rules; Substitute into formulas and evaluate expressions; Use and simplify scientific notation; Convert units of measurement. This unit should take no more than 2 weeks to complete.

*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus 7th edition by Allyn J. Washington, 1999.

Method of Evaluation:
The unit test will be a pencil and paper quiz taken at your class site. The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.

Objective One
Understand the meaning of integers, rational, irrational, imaginary and real numbers. Be able to order two real numbers with, <, >, =, and locate their position on a number line. Be able to determine a reciprocal and absolute value.