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Engineering Mathematics 8th Edition

Engineering Mathematics 8th Edition PDF

Author: John Bird

Publisher: Routledge


Publish Date: June 1, 2017

ISBN-10: 1138673595

Pages: 726

File Type: PDF, Epub

Language: English

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Book Preface

Engineering Mathematics, 8th Edition covers a wide range of syllabus requirements. In particular, the book is suitable for any course involving engineering mathematics and in particular for the latest National Certificate and Diploma courses and City & Guilds syllabuses in Engineering.

This text will provide a foundation in mathematical principles, which will enable students to solve mathematical, scientific and associated engineering principles. In addition, the material will provide engineering applications and mathematical principles necessary for advancement onto a range of Incorporated Engineer degree profiles. It is widely recognised that a students’ ability to use mathematics is a key element in determining subsequent success. First year undergraduates who need some remedial mathematics will also find this book meets their needs.

In Engineering Mathematics, 8th Edition, new material is included on metric conversions, metric to imperial conversions, numbering systems, convergence, Bayes theorem, accuracy of numerical methods, Maclaurin’s series, together with other minor modifications and chapter re-ordering.

Throughout the text, theory is introduced in each chapter by an outline of essential definitions, formulae, laws and procedures. The theory is kept to a minimum, for problem solving is extensively used to establish and exemplify the theory. It is intended that readers will gain real understanding through seeing problems solved and then through solving similar problems themselves.

For clarity, the text is divided into eleven topic areas, these being: number and algebra, areas and volumes, trigonometry, graphs, complex numbers, vectors, statistics, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations and further number and algebra.

This new edition covers, in particular, the following syllabi:

  1. Mathematics for Technicians, the core unit for National Certificate/Diploma courses in Engineering, to include all or part of the following chapters:
    1. Algebraic methods: 2,5,11,13,14,28,30(1, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 for revision)
    2. Trigonometric methods and areas and volumes: 18-20, 22-25, 33, 34
    3. Statistical methods: 37, 38
    4. Elementary calculus: 45, 52, 59
  2. Further Mathematics for Technicians, the optional unit for National Certificate/Diploma courses in Engineering, to include all or part of the following chapters:
    1. Advanced graphical techniques: 29-31
    2. Algebraic techniques: 15,33,37,38
    3. Trigonometry: 22-27
    4. Calculus: 45-47, 52, 58-60
  3. Mathematics contents of City & Guilds Technician Certificate/Diploma courses
  4. Any introductory/access/foundation course involving Engineering Mathematics at University, Colleges of Further and Higher Education and in schools.

Each topic considered in the text is presented in a way that assumes in the reader little previous knowledge of that topic.

Engineering Mathematics, 8th Edition provides a follow-up to Basic Engineering Mathematics, 7th Edition and a lead into Higher Engineering Mathematics, 8th Edition .

This textbook contains over 1000 worked problems, followed by some 1850 further problems (all with answers at the back of the book). The further problems are contained within some 243 practice exercises; each Exercise follows on directly from the relevant section of work, every two or three pages. In addition, the text contains 243 multiple-choice questions. Where at all possible, the problems mirror practical situations found in engineering and science. 571 line diagrams enhance the understanding of the theory.

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