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.
1. Engineering conversions, constants and symbols
2. Some algebra topics
3. Some number topics
4. Areas and volumes
5. Geometry and trigonometry
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
Concise, time-saving guides on a range of professional topics.