1st Edition

Advanced Construction Mathematics

By Surinder Virdi Copyright 2019
    418 Pages 15 Color & 305 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    418 Pages 15 Color & 305 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    418 Pages 15 Color & 305 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Advanced Construction Mathematics covers the range of topics that a student must learn in order to achieve success in Level 3 and 4 mathematics for the Pearson BTEC National and BTEC HNC/HND in Construction, Building Services, and Civil Engineering.

    Packed with easy to follow examples, its 18 chapters cover algebra (equations, transposition and evaluation of formulae), differentiation, integration, statistics and numerous other core concepts and their application in the construction/civil engineering field. The book explains technical processes before applying mathematical techniques to solve practical problems which gradually build in complexity. Each chapter contains self-test exercises and answers and numerous illustrations to simplify the essential maths required at Levels 3 and 4. The book is also a useful recap or primer for students on BSc or non-cognate MSc Construction and Civil Engineering degrees.

    Chapter 1: Introduction to basic techniques

    Chapter 2: Algebra 1

    Chapter 3: Algebra 2

    Chapter 4: Simultaneous and Quadratic equations

    Chapter 5: Graphs

    Chapter 6: Geometry, Areas and Volumes

    Chapter 7: Trigonometry 1

    Chapter 8: Trigonometry 2

    Chapter 9: Logarithmic, Exponential and Hyperbolic Functions

    Chapter 10: Differentiation

    Chapter 11: Applications of Differentiation

    Chapter 12: Integration

    Chapter 13: Applications of Integration

    Chapter 14: Properties of Sections

    Chapter 15: Matrices and Determinants

    Chapter 16: Vectors

    Chapter 17: Statistics

    Chapter 18: Computer Techniques

    End of Unit Assignment

    Appendix 1: Bending Movement and Shear Force

    Appendix 2: Frame Analysis

    Appendix 3: Solutions - Exercise 1.1 to Exercise 18.1


    Surinder S. Virdi is a lecturer at South and City College Birmingham, UK. He has taught construction-related topics for over 30 years and has written and co-authored two books, Construction Science and Materials, 2nd edition, 2017, and Construction Mathematics, 2nd edition, 2014.