Mathematics for Engineers (with CD)
Mathematics is present in all aspects of engineering. An understanding of key mathematical concepts together with an ability to apply them successfully to solve engineering problems are vital skills that every engineering student must acquire. Mathematics for Engineers provides the easiest, most effective solution to teaching and studying mathematics for today's engineering student. MODERN and INTERACTIVE are the key themes of this accessible, step-by-step approach to the subject. Presented in an informal and accessible manner, the material is structured so that the students' knowledge and understanding are built up gradually. The interactive examples have been carefully designed to encourage students to engage fully in the problem solving process. Highlighted key points and use of icons throughout the book aid further understanding of the mathematical concepts being presented.
- Mixed media product | 1040 pages
- 192 x 234 x 48mm | 1,655g
- 07 Dec 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
1. Basic Algebra. 2. Functions. 3. Polynomial Equations, Inequalities and Partial Fractions. 4. Logarithms and Exponentials. 5. Trigonometry. 6. Further Trigonometry. 7. Matrices and Determinants. 8. Using Matrices and Determinants to Solve Equations. 9. Vectors. 10. Complex Numbers. 11. Differentiation. 12. Techniques and Applications of Differentiation. 13. Integration. 14. Applications of Integration. 15. Sequences and Series. 16. Differential Equations. 17. The Laplace Transform. 18. Statistics and Probability. 19. An Introduction to Fourier Series and the Fourier Transform. Index.
About Tony Croft
Dr Anthony Croft has many years experience of teaching mathematics to students of engineering gained both at De Montfort University Leicester and, more recently, at Loughborough University. He is currently the manager of the Mathematics Learning Support Centre at Loughborough which is the focus for a number of initiatives such as large-scale diagnostic testing of engineering students, and the formation of an 'open-learning' engineering mathematics environment. He is committed to ensuring that students have available the widest possible range of resources with which to enhance their mathematical skills. He has taken a particular interest in developing resources for those many students now embarking upon engineering degree programmes in the UK who have not had the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in mathematics through the traditional 'A' Level route. These include web-based support and CAL material as well as paper-based materials. He is currently working with the Engineering Council and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, together with colleagues from other universities, to produce new curricula for Chartered and Incorporated Engineers. Dr Croft is the author of two other very successful textbooks on engineering mathematics and a general textbook on Foundation Maths. He is a series editor of the Essential Maths for Students Series. Dr Robert Davison is a Principal lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at De Montfort University. He has worked in both further and higher education, with 20 years of teaching experience. He has specialised in the teaching of mathematics to engineering students, having taught on mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineering courses, and information technology courses. Dr Davison has taken an active interest in student learning and for many years represented his department at the Open learning Foundation. He presented a paper at the Open learning Foundation conference on 'Supported Self Study' and delivered a related paper at the IMA Conference on 'Teaching Mathematics to Engineers' at Loughborough in 1994. He has co-authored two other engineering mathematics books, a general foundation book, two books on discrete mathematics and he is editor of the Longman 'Essential Maths for Students' series.