Engineering Mathematics Pocket Book


  • John Bird, BSc (Hons), CEng, CMath, CSci, FIET, MIEE, FIIE, FIMA, FCollT, Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport; formerly University of Portsmouth and Highbury College, UK

This compendium of essential formulae, definitions, tables and general information provides the mathematical information required by students, technicians, scientists and engineers in day-to-day engineering practice. A practical and versatile reference source, now in its fourth edition, the layout has been changed and the book has been streamlined to ensure the information is even more quickly and readily available - making it a handy companion on-site, in the office as well as for academic study. It also acts as a practical revision guide for those undertaking BTEC Nationals, Higher Nationals and NVQs, where engineering mathematics is an underpinning requirement of the course.All the essentials of engineering mathematics - from algebra, geometry and trigonometry to logic circuits, differential equations and probability - are covered, with clear and succinct explanations and illustrated with over 300 line drawings and 500 worked examples based in real-world application. The emphasis throughout the book is on providing the practical tools needed to solve mathematical problems quickly and efficiently in engineering contexts. John Bird’s presentation of this core material puts all the answers at your fingertips.
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Mechanical / electrical engineers and technicians in industry / workshops / offices; undergraduates, pre-degree and vocational students requiring a quick reference to the essential engineering calculations required in day-to-day engineering practice.


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8153-7

Table of Contents

1. Engineering conversions, constants and symbols2. Some algebra topics3. Some number topics4. Areas and volumes5. Geometry and trigonometry6. Graphs7. Vectors8. Complex numbers9. Matrices and determinants10. Boolean algebra and logic circuits11. Differential calculus and its applications12. Integral calculus and its applications13. Differential equations14. Statistics and probability15. Laplace transforms16. Fourier seriesIndex