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Author Bird, J. O., author.

Title Science and mathematics for engineering / John Bird, BSc(Hons), CEng, CSci, CMath, FIET, FIMA, FcollT
Edition Sixth edition
Published London : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 562 pages) : illustrations
Contents Basic arithmetic -- Fractions, decimals and percentages -- Indices, units, prefixes and engineering notation -- Calculations and evaluation of formulae -- Basic algebra -- Solving simple equations -- Transposing formulae -- Solving simultaneous equations -- Logarithms and exponential functions -- Straight line graphs -- Introduction to trigonometry -- Areas of common shapes -- The circle -- Volumes of common solids -- SI units and density -- Atomic structure of matter -- Speed and velocity -- Acceleration -- Force, mass and acceleration -- Forces acting at a point -- Work, energy and power -- Simply supported beams -- Linear and angular motion -- Friction -- Simple machines -- The effects of forces on materials -- Linear momentum and impulse -- Torque -- Pressure in fluids -- Heat energy and transfer -- Thermal expansion -- Ideal gas laws -- The measurement of temperature -- An introduction to electric circuits -- Resistance variation -- Batteries and alternative sources of energy -- Series and parallel networks -- Kirchhoff's laws -- Magnetism and electromagnetism -- Electromagnetic induction -- Alternating voltages and currents -- Capacitors and inductors -- Electrical measuring instruments and measurements -- Global climate change and the future of electricity production -- Introduction to engineering systems
Summary A practical introduction to the engineering science and mathematics required for engineering study and practice. Science and Mathematics for Engineering is an introductory textbook that assumes no prior background in engineering. This new edition covers the fundamental scientific knowledge that all trainee engineers must acquire in order to pass their examinations and has been brought fully in line with the compulsory science and mathematics units in the new engineering course specifications. A new chapter covers present and future ways of generating electricity, an important topic. John Bird focuses upon engineering examples, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of engineering systems in terms of the basic laws and principles. This book includes over 580 worked examples, 1300 further problems, 425 multiple choice questions (with answers), and contains sections covering the mathematics that students will require within their engineering studies, mechanical applications, electrical applications and engineering systems. This book is supported by a companion website of materials that can be found at www.routledge/cw/bird. This resource includes fully worked solutions of all the further problems for students to access, and the full solutions and marking schemes for the revision tests found within the book for instructor use. In addition, all 447 illustrations will be available for downloading by lecturers
Notes Includes index
John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with Examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City and Guilds and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of over 130 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects with worldwide sales of over one million copies. He is a chartered engineer, a chartered mathematician, a chartered scientist and a Fellow of three professional institutions and is currently lecturing at the Defence School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K, one of the largest technical training establishments in Europe
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Subject Engineering mathematics -- Examinations, questions, etc
General National Vocational Qualifications (Great Britain)
TECHNOLOGY -- Engineering -- Mechanical.
TECHNOLOGY -- Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades.
TECHNOLOGY -- Electronics -- General.
Engineering mathematics
General National Vocational Qualifications (Great Britain)
Genre/Form Examinations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429523823