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ERIC Number: ED051429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 161
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A Comparative Analysis of the Mathematics Used in Industry by Electronic Technicians Having an Associate Degree.
Washburn, Kenneth Reburn
The purpose of this study was to collect data to determine the mathematical concepts used in everyday industrial work by technicians in the area of electronics, particularly the graduates of New Mexico Highlands University. The instrument used to gather information was constructed from information contained in related studies, textbooks, and a course syllabus of mathematics for electronic technicians. Questionnaires were then mailed to 55 graduates of the New Mexico Highlands University technology program and to 115 graduates of other institutions who were working in industry. The findings revealed that a wide range of mathematical concepts were used, that lower level jobs required basic math and that higher level jobs required calculus. The majority of tasks required the use of algebra and trigonometric concepts, and the data indicate that graduates are in all levels of technician work. A majority of the graduates felt that they were adequately prepared and preferred to have the electronic technology department teach the mathematics. (Author/GEB)
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