# Engineering Mathematics / Edition 4

John Bird’s approach to mathematics, based on numerous worked examples and interactive problems, is ideal for level 2 and 3 vocational courses including the BTEC National specifications.

Theory is kept to a minimum, with the emphasis firmly placed on problem-solving skills, making this a thoroughly practical introduction to the mathematics that students

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## Overview

John Bird’s approach to mathematics, based on numerous worked examples and interactive problems, is ideal for level 2 and 3 vocational courses including the BTEC National specifications.

Theory is kept to a minimum, with the emphasis firmly placed on problem-solving skills, making this a thoroughly practical introduction to the mathematics that students need to master.

Now in its seventh edition, Engineering Mathematics has helped thousands of students to succeed in their exams. The new edition includes a section at the start of each chapter that explains and how it relates to real life engineering projects.

It is supported by a fully updated companion website with resources for both students and lecturers. It has 1000 worked problems, 238 multiple-choice questions, and full solutions to all 1800 further questions contained in the 237 practice exercises. All 525 illustrations used in the text can also be downloaded for use in the classroom.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750657761
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.19(d)

## Related Subjects

 Preface Pt. 1 Mathematics for Engineering 1 1 Indices, standard form and binary numbers 3 2 Errors, calculations and evaluation of formulae 14 3 Algebra 23 4 Simple equations 40 5 Simultaneous equations 48 6 Transposition of formulae 58 7 Quadratic equations 65 8 Logarithms and exponential functions 74 9 Areas and volumes 86 10 An introduction to trigonometry 109 11 The solution of triangles and their areas 119 12 Cartesian and polar coordinates 129 13 Straight line graphs 133 14 Reduction of non-linear laws to linear form 144 15 Graphs with logarithmic scales 151 16 Graphical solution of equations 158 17 Graphs of exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and polar curves 166 18 Irregular areas and mean values of waveforms 177 19 Introduction to differentiation 184 Pt. 2 Further Mathematics for Engineering 203 20 Methods of differentiation 205 21 Differentiation of parametric equations 215 22 Applications of differentiation 220 23 Introduction to integration 234 24 Areas under and between curves 242 25 Mean and root mean square values 251 26 Volumes of solids of revolution 255 27 Centroids of simple shapes 260 28 Numerical integration 269 29 Solving equations by iterative methods 277 30 Arithmetic and geometric progressions 282 31 The binomial theorem 289 Pt. 3 Additional Mathematics for Engineering 299 32 Solution of first order differential equations by separation of variables 301 33 Introduction to second order differential equations 311 34 A numerical solution of differential equations 316 35 Vectors and phasors 321 36 Scalar and vector products 332 37 Trigonometric ratios, graphs, identities and equations 339 38 Compound angles 359 39 Angular properties of circles 371 Pt. 4 Extended Mathematics for Engineering 379 40 Functions and their curves 381 41 Integration using substitutions 399 42 Integration by parts 417 43 An introduction to complex numbers 422 44 The theory of matrices and determinants 436 45 The solution of simultaneous equations by matrices and determinants 445 Answers to multi-choice questions 454 Index 455