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Science for Engineering / Edition 3

Science for Engineering / Edition 3

by John Bird, J. O. Bird


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Science for Engineering / Edition 3

In this book John Bird introduces engineering science through examples rather than theory - enabling students to develop a sound understanding of engineering systems in terms of the basic scientific laws and principles. The book includes 575 worked examples, 1200 problems, 440 multiple choice questions (answers provided), and the maths that students will require is also provided in a separate section within the book.

The new edition of Science for Engineering presents the fundamentals of the subject, and has also been brought fully in line with the compulsory Science and Mathematics units in the new specifications for BTEC National and BTEC First courses. It also offers full coverage of the compulsory units of AVCE and Intermediate GNVQ (Science and Mathematics).

Throughout the book assessment papers are provided that are ideal for use as tests or homework. These are the only problems where answers are not provided in the book. Full worked solutions are available to lecturers only as a free download from the Newnes website:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750657778
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/06/2003
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 9.69(d)

About the Author

John Bird, the author of over 100 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.

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

Table of Contents

Applied Mathematics:
Basic arithmetic.
Fractions, decimals and percentages.
Indices and standard form.
Assignment 1.
Calculations and evaluation of formulae.
Simple equations.
Transposition of formulae.
Assignment 2.
Simultaneous equations.
Straight-line graphs.
Assignment 3.
Areas of plane figures.
The circle.
Volumes of common solids.
Assignment 4.
Multi-choice questions on Applied Mathematics.
Mechanical Applications:
SI units and density.
Atomic structures of matter.
Speed and velocity.
Force, mass and acceleration.
Assignment 5.
Forces acting at a point.
Work, energy and power.
Simply supported beams.
Assignment 6.
Linear and angular motion.
Simple machines.
Assignment 7.
The effects of forces on materials.
Linear momentum and impulse.
Assignment 8.
Pressure in fluids.
Heat energy and transfer.
Assignment 9.
Thermal expansion.
Ideal gas laws.
The measurements of temperature.
Assignment 10.
Electrical Applications:
An introduction to electric circuits.
Resistance variation.
Chemical effects of electricity.
Series and parallel networks.
Assignment 11.
Kirchhoff's laws.
Electromagnetic induction.
Assignment 12.
Alternating voltages and currents.
Capacitors and inductors.
Electrical measuring instruments and measurements.
Assignment 13.
Engineering Systems:
Introduction to engineering systems.
List of main formulae.
Answers to exercises.

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