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 

Print version record 
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


Examinations.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9780429523823 

0429523823 

9780429261701 

0429261705 

9780429537295 

0429537298 

9780429551994 

0429551991 
