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Engineering Mathematics [Paperback]

K. a. Stroud , D. J. Booth
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28 Feb 2007
A groundbreaking and comprehensive reference with over 500,000 copies sold since it first debuted in 1970, the new sixth edition of Engineering Mathematics has been thoroughly revised and expanded. An interactive Personal Tutor CD-ROM is included with every book. Providing a broad mathematical survey, this innovative volume covers a full range of topics from the very basic to the advanced. Whether you're an engineer looking for a useful on-the-job reference or want to improve your mathematical skills, or you are a student who needs an in-depth self-study guide, Engineering Mathematics is sure to come in handy time and time again.
  • Offers a unique programmed approach that takes users through the mathematics in a step-by-step fashion with a wealth of worked examples and exercises.
  • Contains Quizzes, Learning Outcomes and Can You? Checklists that guide readers through each topic and focus understanding.
  • Ideal as reference or a self-learning manual.
Extra Bonus! Visit Personal Tutor Online at, the companion website maintained by this book's British publisher, where you'll find hundreds of interactive practice questions and engineering applications questions putting the mathematics in context.

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  • Paperback: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Transatlantic Publishers Group; 6 Pap/Cdr edition (28 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0831133279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0831133276
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 19 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IF I only KNEW IT EXISTED WAY BEFORE.. 26 Sep 2011
If you're having difficulties learning maths, resolving complex numbers, derivatives, integrals, ecc. BUY ONE AND ONE BOOK ONLY: *THIS ONE*.

I was really embarassed by my poor mathematical skills in university and was thinking about dropping out, knowing though that I was one of the best of the class in high school.
A friend of mine suggested I should buy this book and it was even cheaper than now.
What can I say: all the things learned in class that seemed friggin' impossible turned out being easy for me.
The book starts with all the fundamentals, like grouping, nesting, quadratic equations, etc.. then proceeds gradually with all the other topics.
It is written in a way ANYBODY can learn maths, with TONS of STEP BY STEP exercises, ALL of them with the correct ANSWER. At the beginning of every chapter there is a list of questions evaluating what you already know, showing the exact page where to go look for the subject.
At the end of every chapter you get a really good amount of exercises increasing with difficulty and the last exercises (MANY) are to be found SOLVED on the internet with the PERSONAL TUTOR that requires no CD, no password, registration, ecc.
Be careful to look at the cover and fing the PERSONAL TUTOR LOGO.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book but problem with condition 26 Oct 2013
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This book was recommended to me and my fellow students on a Civil Engineering degree because we had all done BTEC and therefore had trouble with the maths. The book itself is great and a friend of mine has described it as like having a tutor being actually there with you; so if you in the same (or a similar) situation as me, I would definitely recommend getting this book.

I gave four stars because I'm not completely happy with the condition of the book; even though it is still very usable I was expecting it to look a little more "presentable" though this is my first time buying a used-good book from here and it was on of the cheapest copies of the book.

In short I'd say that if your going to buy a copy try get a used-very good or new one because the cheaper copies may not be what you expect.
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A must for anyone studying advanced math or engineering. Well described when advertised including a good quality photograph and promptly delivered, very fair price and sold as seen would certainly shop again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly outstanding for self-study. Formal definition scarcity speeds progress, but occasionally necessitates outside reference. 19 Oct 2008
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This is an excellent text for self-study or as a supplement to a classroom text. It is fairly wide ranging, covering a large portion of the mathematics needed during the first few years of an engineering, or physical science program. However, it is not quite comprehensive, lacking some areas that have gained significant importance in recent times, e.g, discrete transforms. Although some Fourier Series and transforms are covered in the companion volume "Advanced Engineering Mathematics".

The pretests and revision (more commonly called review in the US) sections are quite helpful. The book de-emphasizes formal definitions, as concepts and intuitive descriptions are provided in conjunction with examples. However, in some instances this can lead to problems, where the appropriate problem-solving approach is well-presented but the lack of a formal definition can lead to some "fuzziness". In these cases an inexpensive mathematics dictionary, or standard text, should provide the needed clarity.

Some sections or chapters are quite elementary and may not be needed by many readers. For example, the book starts with an approximately 70 page section on arithmetic which includes conversion between different number systems, e.g. octal, hex, decimal.

The book is well designed and laid out, avoiding the distracting overuse of color found in some competing texts. The authors are usually quite clear, and quickly get to the "meat" of a topic. Extra material is kept to a minimum. One section where this is not true is the Programme (sections) on Functions where unneeded, and arguably unhelpful, box graphics are introduced and used fairly extensively to visually denote the the ideas of function input and output. However, the boxes are not standard mathematical constructs for handling functions. In my opinion, these extraneous constructs are an unnecessary distraction, as the function notation carries with it all the structure needed for comprehension and the function notation is what students will see in later work. Hopefully, these boxes can be eliminated in later editions.

The book shows a much earlier publishing heritage as some mathematical terms no longer in common usage are still retained.

For a book this size, there are an unusually small number of errors or misstatements and these are usually obvious. One example where this is not true is when the authors use the terms "range" and "co-domain" incorrectly as synonyms.

This is an outstanding and well-written book. The book's presentation of desired learning outcomes, i.e., behavioral objectives, at the start of each Programme is excellent. Material is presented in easily digestible short sections that allow for breaks to be taken at almost any time, without the need to stop in the middle of an unfinished section. Pretest quizzes allow readers to determine what sections they can skip and what sections they need to work on. As there are very few required backward references, previously learned topics can be skipped without problem. A minor deficiency is the lack of more formal definitions. These are usually not needed. However, in a number of cases they would help aid understanding and reduce the chance of encountering unexpected problems in later work. However, the book's strong emphasis on carefully developing concepts needed to comfortably handle the mathematical manipulation and problem solving skills required for engineering is exceptional. I have no hesitation in giving it the highest recommendation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the mathematically challenged 20 Aug 2010
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I'm now studying electronics engineering in my 60's. I did not take engineering as an undergraduate, for I did not feel I had a sufficient math background in high school. I wound up with a degree in Psychology and Theatre, went to medical school, and now I'm an inventor and need electronics engineering. I don't remember most math. A friend is a college professor of math. He previewed this book for about an hour and said it did not miss anything. He could not find a single important point left out. This first book goes from basic math through basic differential equations in about 1200 pages. Quite a feat! More advanced math is in the second volume. I then bought the book and find it readable and understandable. The concepts are concentrated in order to cover so much material in so few of pages. A great review for those who know math and need to fill "holes." For students like me, it does not miss anything. But that makes it concentrated, taking time to digest. But I have not had college math in over 40 years, yet I can understand it's concepts. Highly recomended.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT SELF TEACHING BOOK 14 Jan 2008
By Euriclee - Published on
That's the book I use in my remedial math class because, contentwise, it's comprehensive and well organised.
Its programmatic approach is very similar to the Kumon system: you have to master each frame before you can move onto the next, and complex topics are broken down to manageable chunks. The foundation topics (part I) roughly correspond to the maths skills a pupil should have mastered by the end of 6th form/grade 12.
I would also recommend it to homeschooling parents who need to brush up on their maths skills and for their children too, because the prerequisites needed are fairly low; one should need only basic arithmetic and geometry in order to get the most of this book, as well as pupils preparing for their GCSE/AS/A level Maths.
It's one of the best maths self teaching book one can find, but be aware it doesn't contain anything about abstract algebra, it's purely engineering maths.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars remarkable work 13 April 2009
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I have studied numerous mathematics texts, and I can say with absolute certainty that this is the finest mathematics text I have ever found.Unlike virtually every other technical math book out there(calculus, differential equations, integral equations, statistics etc)this book provides more than the dreary, boring, purely analytic approach (algebra,limits etc) that tends to practically wipe out true understanding. In my calculus class I hear questions whose answers are extremely masked by the highly esoteric mathematical bull@#$@, but which present themselves so easily with a simple picture.This book provides those pictures, but more remarkably it is written in such a way that people want to work through it (compared to those other books).In addition, this book has been shown (via experimentation) to significantly increase test scores (compared to standard lecture approach).
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cuts through to the important stuff... 17 Dec 2007
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I was struggling through a statistics class at school, with a book that was nearly all words and very little in the way of specific mathematical examples. The author of that statistics book would spend several pages talking about an equation and then just glance over the example of it, or only show a very simplistic example, forcing you to figure out how to apply it in more complicated circumstances by yourself. Maybe it works for some people, but I learn by doing math, not by reading about it.

When I saw this book at my school's engineering department, I flipped through and saw the statistics section. About 70 pages of plain and simple math, with only a few very short paragraphs here and there to define or explain the concepts. It was exactly what I needed, so when I got home I went directly to amazon and ordered it. I figured it would turn out to be a good companion to my statistics text, but it was my stats book that was the companion to this book instead!

The rest of the book follows the same format, and covers a huge amount of content. I plan on keeping this book on my shelf to refer to whenever I need assistance in anything math-related.
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