Basic Engineering Mathematics, 4/e

John Bird BSc (Hons) CEng CMath CSci FIET MIEE FIIE FIMA FCollT

  • 出版商: Newnes
  • 出版日期: 2005-04-19
  • 售價: $1,190
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,131
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 304
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0750665750
  • ISBN-13: 9780750665759
  • 已過版





Unlike most engineering maths texts, this book does not assume a firm grasp of GCSE maths, and unlike low-level general maths texts, the content is tailored specifically for the needs of engineers. The result is a unique book written for engineering students, which takes a starting point below GCSE level. Basic Engineering Mathematics is therefore ideal for students of a wide range of abilities, and especially for those who find the theoretical side of mathematics difficult.

All students taking vocational engineering courses who require fundamental knowledge of mathematics for engineering and do not have prior knowledge beyond basic school mathematics, will find this book essential reading. The content has been designed primarily to meet the needs of students studying Level 2 courses, including GCSE Engineering and Intermediate GNVQ, and is matched to BTEC First specifications. However Level 3 students will also find this text to be a useful resource for getting to grips with the essential mathematics concepts needed for their study, as the compulsory topics required in BTEC National and AVCE / A Level courses are also addressed.

The fourth edition incorporates new material on adding waveforms, graphs with logarithmic scales, and inequalities – key topics needed for GCSE and Level 2 study.

John Bird’s approach is based on numerous worked examples, supported by 600 worked problems, followed by 1050 further problems within exercises included throughout the text. In addition, 15 Assignments are included at regular intervals. Ideal for use as tests or homework, full solutions to the Assignments are supplied in the accompanying Instructor’s Manual, available as a free download for lecturers from the Newnes website at


Table of Contents:


Basic arithmetic.
Fractions, decimals and percentages.
Indices, standard form and engineering notation.
Calculations and evaluations of formulae.
Computer numbering systems.
Simple equations.
Transposition of formulae.
Simultaneous equations.
Quadratic equations.
Straight line graphs.
Graphical solution of equations.
Exponential functions.
Reduction of non-linear laws to linear form.
Graphs with logarithmic scales.
Geometry and triangles.
Introduction to trigonometry.
Trigonometric waveforms.
Cartesan and polar co-ordinates.
Areas of plane figures.
The circle.
Volumes of common solids.
Irregular areas and volumes and mean values of waveforms.
Triangles and some practical applications.
Adding waveforms.
Number sequences.
Presentation of statistical data.
Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
Introduction to differentiation.
Introduction to integration.

List of formulae.
Answers to Exercises.
Plus 15 assignments.