The best-selling introductory mathematics textbook for students on science and engineering degree and pre-degree courses. Sales stand at more than half a million copies world-wide. Its unique programmed approach takes students through the mathematics they need in a step-by-step fashion with a wealth of examples and exercises. The text demands that students engage with it by asking them to complete steps that they should be able to manage from previous examples or knowledge they have acquired, while carefully introducing new steps. By working with the authors through the examples, students become proficient as they go. By the time they come to trying examples on their own, confidence is high. Aimed at undergraduates on Foundation and First Year degree programmes in all Engineering disciplines and Science. The Foundation section covers mathematics from GCSE onwards to allow for revision and gap-filling, and so means the book can be used for a range of abilities and all levels of access.
- Paperback | 1184 pages
- 216 x 276 x 46mm | 2,859.96g
- 04 Apr 2013
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- 7th ed. 2013
- 100 Illustrations, black and white; 1184 p. 100 illus.
About K. A. Stroud
K. A.Stroud was formerly Principal Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Coventry University, UK. He is also the author of Foundation Mathematics and Advanced Engineering Mathematics, companion volumes to this book. Dexter J. Booth was formerly Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is the author of several mathematics textbooks and is co-author of Foundation Mathematics and Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
Back cover copy
Engineering Mathematics is the best-selling introductory mathematics text for students on science and engineering degree and pre-degree courses. Sales of previous editions stand at more than half a million copies. It is suitable for classroom use and self-study. Its unique programmed approach takes students through the mathematics they need in a step-by-step fashion with a wealth of examples and exercises. The book is divided into two sections with the Foundation section starting at Level 0 of the IEng syllabus and the main section extending over all elements of a first year undergraduate course and into many second year courses. The book therefore suits a full range of abilities and levels of access. The Online Personal Tutor guides students through exercises in the same step-by-step fashion as the book, with hundreds of full workings to questions.
Table of contents
PART I: FOUNDATION TOPICS.- Arithmetic.- Introduction to Algebra.- Expressions and Equations.- Graphs.- Linear Equations.- Polynomial Equations.- Binomials.- Partial Fractions.- Trigonometry.- Functions.- Trigonometric and Exponential Functions.- Differentiation.- Integration.- PART II.- Complex Numbers 1.- Complex Numbers 2.- Hyperbolic Functions.- Determinants.- Matrices.- Vectors.- Differentiation.- Differentiation Applications.- Tangents, Normals and Curvature.- Sequences.- Series 1.- Series 2.- Curves and Curve Fitting.- Partial Differentiation 1.- Partial Differentiation 2.- Integration 1.- Integration 2.- Reduction Formulas.- Integration Applications 1.- Integration Applications 2.- Integration Applications 3.- Approximate Integration.- Polar Coordinate Systems.- Multiple Integrals.- First-Order Differential Equations.- Second-Order Differential Equations.- Introduction to Laplace Transforms.- Statistics.- Probability.- Answers.
Praise for the seventh edition: 'This is an excellent self-learning text. In a matter of hours the reader can go from almost no knowledge of a topic to a reasonable level of competence. I have seen no other text that gives the reader a basic knowledge in a topic so quickly, efficiently and painlessly.' - Pete Peterson, John Tyler Community College, Virginia, USA 'This is the most comprehensive self-help maths text available that is suitable for access level and first year undergraduate science and engineering students.' - Hazel Shute, University of Plymouth, UK 'This book offers a thorough grounding in mathematics and is a must for any student serious about studying engineering at a higher level.' - Robert Jenkins, Learning Enhancement Team, University of East Anglia, UK