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Science for Engineering

Science for Engineering

by John Bird
     
 

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Science for Engineering offers an introductory textbook for students of engineering science and assumes no prior background in engineering. John Bird focuses upon examples rather than theory, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of engineering systems in terms of the basic laws and principles. This book includes over 580 worked examples, 1300

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Science for Engineering offers an introductory textbook for students of engineering science and assumes no prior background in engineering. John Bird focuses upon examples rather than theory, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of engineering systems in terms of the basic laws and principles. This book includes over 580 worked examples, 1300 further problems, 425 multiple choice questions (with answers), and contains sections covering the mathematics that students will require within their engineering studies, mechanical applications, electrical applications and engineering systems.

This new edition of Science for Engineering covers the fundamental scientific knowledge that all trainee engineers must acquire in order to pass their exams. It has also been brought fully in line with the compulsory science and mathematics units in the new specifications for Foundation Degree, BTEC National and BTEC First courses.

Supported by free lecturer materials that can be found at www.routledge/cw/bird This resource includes full worked solutions of all 1300 of the further problems for lecturers/instructors use, and the full solutions and marking scheme for the fifteen revision tests. In addition, all illustrations will be available for downloading.

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This textbook explains fundamental science concepts and applied math through energy, electrical and mechanical applications, and can be used for the BTEC NII unit. The second edition meets the new 2000 GNVQ specifications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415517881
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/16/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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An introductory textbook for students of engineering science, assuming no prior background in engineering

Meet the Author

John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City & Guilds, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of over 125 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects with worldwide sales of one million copies. He is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Defence School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.

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