Engineering mathematics through applications
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There are plenty of end-of-chapter questions and the explanations within the chapters are very well laid out. The engineering example generates interest by illustrating the importance and relevance of mathematics in engineering. A joy to learn from. The book is a good size covering all the essential topics to adequate depth. This extra support makes it an ideal text for self-study and distance learning. The examples are simple enough to be understood by most engineering students but sufficiently specific to allow students to see that mathematics is relevant to their own engineering discipline.

Examples are drawn from such diverse subjects as electricity, control theory, heat flow, structures, fluid mechanics, signal processing, thermodynamics etc with the largest group being from mechanics. An amazing piece of work! The material is often praised for its careful pace, and the author pauses to ask questions to keep students reflecting. This contextual use of mathematics is highly motivating, as with every topic and each new page students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in engineering. These examples span mechanics, aerodynamics, electronics, engineering, fluid dynamics and other areas of applied mathematics. It covers topics similar to other books targeted at the same audience; however it differs in that it does not assume readers to have a mathematical background. This popular, world-wide selling textbook teaches engineering mathematics in a step-by-step fashion and uniquely through engineering examples and exercises which apply the techniques right from their introduction. Instead the book develops learning by investigating results, observing patterns, visualizing graphs and answering questions using technology.

A definite plus is the provision of online interactive questions, which enable users to test their understanding. The book is a good size covering all the essential topics to adequate depth. Proof of mathematical results is kept to a minimum. Therefore, this book's aim is to help undergraduates rapidly develop the fundamental knowledge of engineering mathematics. I highly recommend this book for the desk of each High School student, and Advanced Engineering student, or any student, who is required to know maths, from basic to advanced levels.

Its use of examples is motivating. He teaches mathematics to a wide range of engineering and science students. The mathematics is developed through clear and easy step-by-step examples rather than formal proofs, and the mathematical theory is supported by the use of technology in solving real life engineering problems. A joy to learn from. Instead the book develops learning by investigating results, observing patterns, visualizing graphs and answering questions using technology. The fact that there is almost no assumed knowledge is reassuring, and takes some of the mental strain away from getting your head around eigenvectors again. The book covers the requirements of most first year engineering mathematics modules with a fairly gentle reminder of arithmetic and algebra by way of introduction.

With its very readable text it is suitable for both self-study and as support for a taught module. Easy to read and understand. Examples are drawn from such diverse subjects as electricity, control theory, heat flow, structures, fluid mechanics, signal processing, thermodynamics etc with the largest group being from mechanics. Helpful extra information is occasionally provided in subscript format to indicate the method used to move from one line to the next. Essentially, if you want to remind yourself how to do those things that you once thought were straightforward, this is the book for you. A very useful book to have on your shelf. Introductory chapter revises indices, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Every chapter is well structured and full of great explanations, examples and illustrations, as well as related to real-world engineering problems; this makes it extra fun to work through. This also makes it appealing to a wide variety of readers with different mathematical backgrounds. From the Author: You can see video lectures on content of this book at the following url:maths-for-all. Instead the book develops learning by investigating results, observing patterns, visualizing graphs and answering questions using technology. I highly recommend this book for the desk of each High School student, and Advanced Engineering student, or any student, who is required to know maths, from basic to advanced levels. This contextual use of mathematics is highly motivating, as with every topic and each new page students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in engineering.

The examples are taken from mechanics, aerodynamics, electronics, engineering, fluid dynamics and other areas. An amazing piece of work! This popular, world-wide selling textbook teaches engineering mathematics in a step-by-step fashion and uniquely through engineering examples and exercises which apply the techniques right from their introduction. The purpose of the maths is immediately made clear, resulting in a highly motivating text for first year Engineering and pre-degree students. As a reminder of useful techniques, the book is definitely valuable. These are not just the usual examples involving differential equations and equations of motion, but real and thoughtful applications that will be relevant to the student. It has also a wealth of questions based on practical engineering examples. It teaches mathematics in a step-by-step fashion, putting the mathematics into its engineering context at every stage.

The mathematics is developed through clear and easy step-by-step examples rather than formal proof, and the mathematical theory is supported by the use of technology in solving real-life engineering problems. Designed for engineering undergraduates with a low-level background in mathematics, this text teaches mathematics through an applications context drawing on a wide range of disciplines. The book is a good size covering all the essential topics to adequate depth. Review: 'The unique quality of this book is the wealth of examples applying the mathematical techniques taught here. Contains calculator and mathematical software examples using Maple. What is most refreshing is that it explains everything that you need to know in order to cover the basics of a given subject.

The main approach and style of this book is informal, theorem-free, and practical. The purpose of the maths is immediately made clear, resulting in a highly motivating text for first year engineering and pre-degree students. I can't be more happy with a book that allows such depth to be absorbed. The book covers the requirements of most first year engineering mathematics modules with a fairly gentle reminder of arithmetic and algebra by way of introduction. What is most refreshing is that it explains everything that you need to know in order to cover the basics of a given subject. Topics have been given a thorough treatment. Proof of mathematical results is kept to a minimum.