Contents

1. Problem Solving 1

2. Significant Figures and Standard Form 17

3. Common Units of Measure 23

4. Simple Machines 36

5. Internal Combustion Engines 49

6. Power Trains 61

7. Tractors and Power Units 80

8. Machinery Calibration 93

9. Equipment Efficiency and Capacity 118

10. Economics of Agricultural Machinery 129

11. Sound and Noise 152

12. Measuring Distance 159

13. Angles and Areas 175

14. Land Description 196

15. Differential and Profile Leveling 204

16. Weather 221

17. Water Runoff 234

18. Erosion and Erosion Control 244

19. Irrigation 253

20. Handling, Moisture Management, and Storage of

Biological Products 266

21. Animal Waste Management 279

22. Insulation and Heat Flow 286

23. Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 293

24. Selection of Structural Members 319

25. Principles of Electricity 326

26. Series and Parallel Circuits 331

27. Sizing Conductors 340

28. Electric Motors 347

Appendices 356

Index 371

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