Engineering Mathematics / Edition 3

Engineering Mathematics / Edition 3

by J. O. Bird
     
 

Engineering Mathematics is a comprehensive pre-degree maths text for vocational courses and foundation modules at degree level. John Bird's approach, based on numerous worked examples supported by problems, is ideal for students of a wide range of abilities, and can be worked through at the student's own pace. Theory is kept to a minimum, placing a firm emphasis on

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Engineering Mathematics is a comprehensive pre-degree maths text for vocational courses and foundation modules at degree level. John Bird's approach, based on numerous worked examples supported by problems, is ideal for students of a wide range of abilities, and can be worked through at the student's own pace. Theory is kept to a minimum, placing a firm emphasis on problem-solving skills, and making this a thoroughly practical introduction to the core mathematics needed for engineering studies and practice.

The third edition has been reorganised to present a logical topic progression through the book rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus. The coverage has been carefully matched to recent course specifications including AVCE and the new BTEC National.

Includes: 850 worked examples, 1500 problems (answers provided), 226 multiple choice questions, and 15 assessment papers.

Free Tutor Support Material including full worked solutions to the assignments featured in the book is available at http://www.bh.com/manuals/0750649909/. Material only available to lecturers who have adopted the text as an essential purchase. In order to obtain your password to access the material please e-mail jo.coleman@repp.co.uk with the following details: course title, number of students, your job title and work address.

Comprehensive coverage for introductory degree courses John Bird's 'learning by example' technique is a thoroughly practical way of gaining knowledge and understanding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750649902
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/23/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Mathematics for Engineering1
1Indices, standard form and binary numbers3
2Errors, calculations and evaluation of formulae14
3Algebra23
4Simple equations40
5Simultaneous equations48
6Transposition of formulae58
7Quadratic equations65
8Logarithms and exponential functions74
9Areas and volumes86
10An introduction to trigonometry109
11The solution of triangles and their areas119
12Cartesian and polar coordinates129
13Straight line graphs133
14Reduction of non-linear laws to linear form144
15Graphs with logarithmic scales151
16Graphical solution of equations158
17Graphs of exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and polar curves166
18Irregular areas and mean values of waveforms177
19Introduction to differentiation184
Pt. 2Further Mathematics for Engineering203
20Methods of differentiation205
21Differentiation of parametric equations215
22Applications of differentiation220
23Introduction to integration234
24Areas under and between curves242
25Mean and root mean square values251
26Volumes of solids of revolution255
27Centroids of simple shapes260
28Numerical integration269
29Solving equations by iterative methods277
30Arithmetic and geometric progressions282
31The binomial theorem289
Pt. 3Additional Mathematics for Engineering299
32Solution of first order differential equations by separation of variables301
33Introduction to second order differential equations311
34A numerical solution of differential equations316
35Vectors and phasors321
36Scalar and vector products332
37Trigonometric ratios, graphs, identities and equations339
38Compound angles359
39Angular properties of circles371
Pt. 4Extended Mathematics for Engineering379
40Functions and their curves381
41Integration using substitutions399
42Integration by parts417
43An introduction to complex numbers422
44The theory of matrices and determinants436
45The solution of simultaneous equations by matrices and determinants445
Answers to multi-choice questions454
Index455

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