Fundamental Engineering Mathematics

A Student-Friendly Workbook


  • N Challis
  • H Gretton, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

This student friendly workbook addresses mathematical topics using SONG - a combination of Symbolic, Oral, Numerical and Graphical approaches. The text helps to develop key skills, communication both written and oral, the use of information technology, problem solving and mathematical modelling. The overall structure aims to help students take responsibility for their own learning, by emphasizing the use of self-assessment, thereby enabling them to become critical, reflective and continuing learners - an essential skill in this fast-changing world.

The material in this book has been successfully used by the authors over many years of teaching the subject at Sheffield Hallam University. Their SONG approach is somewhat broader than the traditionally symbolic based approach and readers will find it more in the same vein as the Calculus Reform movement in the USA.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-898563-65-5

Table of Contents

Numbers, graphics and algebra; Linking algebra and graphics; Other essential functions; Combining and applying mathematics tools; Complex numbers; Differential calculus; Integral calculus; Linear simultaneous equations; Matrices; Vectors; First order ordinary differential equations; Second order ordinary differential equations; Laplace transforms and ordinary differential equations; Taylor series; Statistics and data handling; Probability.