Engineering mathematics is a branch of applied mathematics concerned with mathematical methods and techniques commonly used in engineering and industry. It is sometimes included in the broader category of engineering sciences, along with fields such as engineering physics and engineering geology. Engineering mathematics is an interdisciplinary subject that requires engineers to consider practical, theoretical, and other considerations outside their expertise and to address the constraints on their ability to do their jobs effectively.
About the Book
This is the fourth edition of Engineering Mathematics for a wide range of syllabi. It is particularly well suited to the latest National Certificate, Diploma course, and Vocational Certificate of Education syllabi.
This text provides a foundation in mathematical principles that will enable students to solve mathematical principles, scientific principles, and related engineering principles. It also provides the engineering applications and mathematical principles necessary for an engineering degree. It is widely recognized that the ability to use mathematics is an important determinant of a student’s subsequent success. This book also meets the needs of students in their first year of graduate school who need remedial mathematics training.
In Engineering Mathematics, Fourth Edition, theory is introduced in each chapter by a brief outline of important definitions, formulas, laws, and procedures.
Theory is kept to a minimum, and extensive use is made of problem exercises to establish and illustrate the theory. The intent is for the reader to gain a true understanding by actually solving the problems and by solving similar problems themselves.
For clarity, the text is divided into10 topics: number and algebra, quadrature, trigonometry, graphs, vectors, complex numbers, statistics, differential and integral calculus, and further number and algebra.
The textbook contains over 900 exercises, followed by approximately 1700 additional questions (all with answers). Each question follows directly from the relevant section every two to three pages. In addition, the text contains 234 multiple choice questions. When ever possible, the questions reflect practical situations found in engineering and science;500 line drawings enhance understanding of the theory; and the book is designed to be used as an introduction to the theory.