Essentials of Engineering Mathematics / Edition 2

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First published in 1992, Essentials of Engineering Mathematics is a widely popular reference ideal for self-study, review, and fast answers to specific questions. While retaining the style and content that made the first edition so successful, the second edition provides even more examples, new material, and most importantly, an introduction to using two of the most prevalent software packages in engineering: Maple and MATLAB. Specifically, this edition includes:
  • Introductory accounts of Maple and MATLAB that offer a quick start to using symbolic software to perform calculations, explore the properties of functions and mathematical operations, and generate graphical output
  • New problems involving the mean value theorem for derivatives
  • Extension of the account of stationary points of functions of two variables
  • The concept of the direction field of a first-order differential equation
  • Introduction to the delta function and its use with the Laplace transform

The author includes all of the topics typically covered in first-year undergraduate engineering mathematics courses, organized into short, easily digestible sections that make it easy to find any subject of interest. Concise, right-to-the-point exposition, a wealth of examples, and extensive problem sets at the end each chapter--with answers at the end of the book--combine to make Essentials of Engineering Mathematics, Second Edition ideal as a supplemental textbook, for self-study, and as a quick guide to fundamental concepts and techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584884897
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/13/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Real numbers, inequalities and intervals
Function, domain and range
Basic coordinate geometry
Polar coordinates
Mathematical induction
Binomial theorem
Combination of functions
Symmetry in functions and graphs
Inverse functions
Complex numbers; real and imaginary forms
Geometry of complex analysis
Modulus-argument form of a complex number
Roots of complex numbers
One-sided limits
Leibniz's formula
Differentiation of inverse trigonometric functions
Implicit differentiation
Parametrically defined curves and parametric differentiation
The exponential function
The logarithmic function
Hyperbolic functions
Inverse hyperbolic functions
Properties and applications of differentialability
Functions of two variables
Limits and continuity of functions of two real variables
Partial differentiation
The total differential
The chain rule
Change of variable in partial differentiation
Antidifferentiation (integration)
Integration by substitution
Some useful standard forms
Integration by parts
Partial fractions and integration of rational functions
The definite integral
The fundamental theorem of integral calculus and the evaluation of definite integrals
Improper integrals
Numerical integration
Geometrical applications of definite integrals
Centre of mass of a plane lamina
Applications of integration to he hydrostatic pressure on a plate
Moments of inertia
Infinite numerical series
Power series
Taylor and Maclaurin series
Taylor's theorem for functions of two variable: stationary points and their identification
Fourier series
Matrix multiplication
The inverse matrix
Solution of a system of linear equations: Gaussian elimination
The Gauss-Seidel iterative method
The algebraic eigenvalue problem
Scalars, vectors and vector addition
Vectors in component form
The straight line
The scalar product (dot product)
The plane
The vector product (cross product)
Applications of the vector product
Differentiation and integration of vectors
Dynamics of a particle and the motion of a particle in a plane
Scalar and vector fields and the gradient of a scalar function
Ordinary differential equations: order and degree, initial and boundary conditions
First order differential equations solvable by separation of variables
The method of isoclines and Euler's methods
Homogeneous and near homogeneous equations
Exact differential equations
The first order linear differential equation
The Bernoulli equation
The structure of solutions of linear differential equations of any order
Determining the complementary function for constant coefficient equations
Determining particular integrals of constant coefficient equations
Differential equations describing oscillations
Simultaneous first order linear constant coefficient different equations
The Laplace transform and transform pairs
The Laplace transform of derivatives
The shift theorems and the Heaviside step function
Solution of initial value problems
The Delta function and its use in initial value problems with the Laplace transform
Enlarging the list of Laplace transform pairs
Symbolic Algebraic Manipulation by Computer Software
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