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# Start learning about mathematics for electronics

• Start: You can start learning about or reviewing mathematics

Would you like to start learning about or reviewing mathematics? The information here might help you. The focus here is on mathematics that might help you understand basic electronics. This information is a part of the Electronics Centre at the Equinet Broadcasting Network.

• Introduction: What is electronics, and what electronics jobs exist?

The Electronics Centre at the Equinet Broadcasting Network provides an introduction. That introduction might help you understand information here.

• Learning mathematics: How might I learn about mathematics?

You might use the information here to help you begin understanding mathematics. You might want both an understanding of mathematics ideas and appropriate mathematics skills. Try doing some of the mathematics exercises and activities. You might get some mathematics knowledge and skills via an appropriate educational institution. You might look for an instructor whose style matches your learning styles appropriately. If appropriate, you might find an appropriate study-partner.

Mathematics is a changing field. New information and discoveries in the field of mathematics may affect other fields. You might use various resources to continue improving and updating your knowledge and skills.

• Studying and learning
• Mathematics (Math)

You might find that learning or reviewing some mathematics helps you understand electronics. You might find that knowing some Arithmetic, Algebra, and Trigonometry helps. (To understand Trigonometry, you might want to know some basic Geometry).

• Especially important topics

Mathematical subject areas like Arithmetic, Algebra, and Trigonometry include many interesting topics. To help you understand basic electronics, begin by understanding these specific mathematical topics:

• Arithmetic
• Whole numbers (with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)
• Fractions
• Decimals (Decimal fractions)
• Percents
• Signed numbers (including negative numbers)
• Algebra
• Algebraic expressions
• Exponents, powers, and roots
• Powers of 10 (with Scientific notation and Engineering notation)
• Logarithms
• Polynomials (including Factoring)
• Equations
• Methods of solving equations
• Linear equations
• Systems of linear equations (Simultaneous linear equations)
• Graphs
• Trigonometry (including basic Geometry for the understanding of Trigonometry)
• Metric system
• Computer mathematics
• Binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbers
• Binary logic (and Boolean algebra)
• Mathematics resources
• Internet-based resources
• Other resources
• Public library

You might access some of these resources via your public library. Ask the librarians for more information or for help. If the material is unavailable locally, you might be able to use an "inter-library loan". You might also ask the librarians about equivalent alternative resources. If English is not your first language, you might begin with children's materials about mathematics.

• Books
• Basic mathematics

These books present basic mathematics. These books do not necessarily cover all of the mathematics for basic electronics.

• Zeman, Anne and Kelly, Kate. Everything you need to know about math homework. New York: Scholastic Reference, 1997.

"Everything you need to know about math homework" presents some of the basic mathematics. The book uses pictures. EAL/ESL women might find the book helpful. ("EAL" means "English as an Additional Language"; "ESL" means "English as a Second Language").

• Study guides for the GED examination (with various titles and by various publishers/producers).

The General Educational Development (GED) examination is a test. Some people may not have graduated from high school. They want to show that their abilities are at least equivalent to those of high school graduates. Some people write the GED to try to show this equivalence (to employers and others). Various publishers publish study guides to help people study for the GED. You might find the Mathematics section of these study guides to help you with basic mathematics. (The study guides might not present all of the mathematics used in basic electronics). EAL/ESL women might find the Mathematics and the English (Grammar and Writing) sections to be helpful. GED study guide books and videos may be accessible in libraries.

• Mathematics for introductory electronics

These books present much or all of the mathematics needed for basic electronics.

• Grob, Bernard. Mathematics for Grob Basic Electronics. Lake Forest: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company, (most recent edition).

Mathematics For Grob Basic Electronics can be used with the electronics book, Basic Electronics. Both books are by the same writer.

• Sperling, Abraham, Stuart, Monroe, and Peckaitis, Christine M.. Mathematics Made Simple. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1991.
• Videos

You might use mathematics video cassette tapes to help you study mathematics. One source of basic mathematics videos and higher mathematics videos is Video Aided Instruction Inc..

• Adult Basic Education and other courses

You might contact your local educational institutions, like schools and colleges. Ask about mathematics courses - such as high school mathematics courses. The tuition for courses for high school completion might be free. If the courses are not free, and if appropriate, ask what financial assistance is available. If appropriate, ask about child care.

• Computer software

You might be interested in the "Are You Ready...?" series of mathematics software. You might obtain the software free from University of Arizona Software.

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