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Dodał/a książkę:Wojciech Polak
Taking a starting point below that of GCSE level, by assuming no prior mathematical knowledge, Surinder Virdi and Roy Baker take the reader step by step through the mathematical requirements for Level 2 and 3 Building and Construction courses.Unlike the majority of basic level maths texts available, this book focuses exclusively on mathematics as it is applied in actual construction practice. As such, topics specific to the construction industry are presented, as well as essential areas for Level 2 craft NVQs, which are not typically found in traditional, lower level, maths texts – for example, costing calculations, labour costs, cost of materials, preparation of scale drawings, and setting out of building components. All mathematical topics throughout the text are supported by technically accurate construction images, providing a graphical representation of the construction scenarios in which mathematical topics are introduced.End of chapter exercises cover a range of theoretical as well as practical problems commonly found in construction practice, and two project-based assignments give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained to solve these practical problems. Solutions to all exercises are included at the end of book. A chapter detailing the use of a scientific calculator for performing construction calculations will prove invaluable for students with no prior experience of their use.Construction Mathematics addresses all the mathematical requirements of Level 2 construction NVQs from City & Guilds/CITB, and Edexcel courses, including BTEC First Diploma in Construction and the Vocational GCSE in Construction & the Built Environment. Additional coverage of the BTEC National core unit Analytical Methods from BTEC National Construction, Civil Engineering, and Building Services courses, makes this an essential revision aid to students who do not have Level 2 mathematics experience before commencing their BTEC National studies, or any reader who wishes to refresh their mathematics knowledge.