Engineering Mathematics Pocket Book

4th Edition

Authors: John Bird
Paperback ISBN: 9780750681537
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 7th July 2008
Page Count: 544


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Table of Contents

  1. Engineering conversions, constants and symbols
  2. Some algebra topics
  3. Some number topics
  4. Areas and volumes
  5. Geometry and trigonometry
  6. Graphs
  7. Vectors
  8. Complex numbers
  9. Matrices and determinants
  10. Boolean algebra and logic circuits
  11. Differential calculus and its applications
  12. Integral calculus and its applications
  13. Differential equations
  14. Statistics and probability
  15. Laplace transforms
  16. Fourier series Index


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.

Key Features

  • A compendium of the math essential to all engineering disciplines
  • Succinct, easily accessible information, combined with comprehensive coverage – ideal for ongoing reference by both professional engineers and students alike
  • New, improved structure to make information available even more quickly


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.


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About the Authors

John Bird Author

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 one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, Gosport; formerly University of Portsmouth and Highbury College, UK