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Engineering Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0750685557

ISBN-13: 9780750685559

Edition: 5th 2007

Authors: John Bird

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John Bird's approach to mathematics, 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 book presents a logical topic progression, rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus. However, coverage has been carefully matched to the mathematics units within the 2007 BTEC National specifications. Other changes in the fifth edition include: * Now with colour to aid…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

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…    

Number and Algebra
Revision of fractions, decimals and percentages
Indices, standard form and engineering notation
Computer numbering systems
Calculations and evaluation of formulae
Further algebra
Partial fractions
Simple equations
Simultaneous equations
Transposition of formulae
Quadratic equations
Exponential functions
Number sequences
Binomial theorem
Solving equations by iterative methods
Areas of plane figures
The circle and its properties
Volumes and surface areas of common solids
Irregular areas and volumes and mean values of waveforms
Introduction to trigonometry
Trigonometric waveforms
Cartesian and polar co-ordinates
Triangles and some practical applications
Trigonometric identities and equations
Compound angles
Straight line graphs Reduction of non-linear laws to linear form
Graphs with logarithmic scales
Graphical solution of equations
Functions and their curves
Combination of waveforms
Complex numbers:
Complex numbers
De Moivres theorem
Presentation of statistical data
Measures of central tendency and dispersion
The binomial and Poisson distributions
The normal distribution
Differential calculus:
Introduction to differentiation
Methods of differentiation
Some applications of differentiation
Differentiation of parametric equations
Differentiation of implicit functions
Logarithmic differentiation
Integral calculus:
Standard integration
Integration using algebraic substitutions
Integration using trigonometric substitutions
Integration using partial fractions
The t = tan substitution
Integration by parts
Numerical integration
Areas under and between curves
Mean and root mean square values
Volumes of solids of revolution
Centroids of simple shapes
Second moments of area
Further number and algebra:
Boolean algebra and logic circuits
The theory of matrices and determinants
The solution of simultaneous equations by matrices and determinants
Differential equations:
Introduction to differential equations