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Understanding Engineering Mathematics

* Unique interactive style enables students to diagnose their strengths and weaknesses and focus their efforts where needed* Ideal for self-study and tutorial work, building from an initially supportive approach to the development of independent learning skills * Free website includes solutions to all exercises, additional topics and applications, guide to learning mathematics, and practice materialStudents today enter engineering courses with a wide range of mathematical skills, due to the many different pre-university qualifications studied. Bill Cox's aim is for students to gain a thorough understanding of the maths they are studying, by first strengthening their background in the essentials of each topic. His approach allows a unique self-paced study style, in which students Review their strengths and weaknesses through self-administered diagnostic tests, then focus on Revision where they need it, to finally Reinforce the skills required.The book is structured around a highly successful 'transition' maths course at Aston University which has demonstrated a clear improvement in students' achievement in mathematics, and has been commended by QAA Subject Review and engineering accreditation reports.

Level 4

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: October 2001

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5098-4


  • "Most of syllabi covered with all steps included insolved examples. Plenty of basic maths" Senior Lecturer "Good readability and relevant for the Foundation year with practical examples" College Programme Director


  • Number and arithmetic; Algebra; Functions and series; Exponential and logarithm functions; Geometry of lines, triangles and circles; Trigonometry; Coordinate geometry; Techniques of differentiation; Techniques of integration; Applications of differentiation and integration; Vectors; Complex numbers; Matrices and determinants; Analysis for engineers limits, sequences, iteration and all that; Ordinary differential equations; Functions of more than one variable partial differentiation; An appreciation of transform methods; Index.


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