Mathematics for Traffic Accident Investigator and Reconstructionist
Mathematics for the Traffic Accident
Investigator and Reconstructionist
by Nathan S. Shigemura
If the thought of solving for an unknown variable in an equation sends shivers down your spine, you can now relax. Mathematics for the Traffic Accident Investigator and Reconstructionist is designed to dispel the fear that you may have when it comes to mathematics. The author, Nathan Shigemura, presents the relevant material needed to be an effective crash investigator or reconstructionist in a light, easy-to-understand fashion and provides a foundation in mathematics that will enable you to make the most of the evidence at hand.
Although comprehensive, Mr. Shigemura does not ignore the basics, so if you lack a background in mathematics, you can easily follow the material presented. Amply illustrated with diagrams and examples, the text begins with arithmetic, continues with signs and fractions, solves for unknown variables and concludes with a study of vectors.
The book includes the following chapters:
- General Arithmetic
- Elementary Algebra
- Elementary Geometry
- Elementary Trigonometry
- Elementary Calculus
Nathan Shigemura is a certified crash reconstructionist by the State of Illinois and holds full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). Apart from his official duties, he performs crash analysis for both prosecution and defense in civil cases. Mr. Shigemura has been a certified instructor since 1985 and has been an adjunct instructor for IPTM since 1989, teaching courses in all levels of crash investigation and reconstruction.
Specifications: 157 pages; 8½” x 11”; GBC bound; Publisher: IPTM (1996)