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Modern Engineering Mathematics [Paperback]

Prof Glyn James , David Burley , Prof Phil Dyke , John Searl , Dick Clements , Jerry Wright
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12 Dec 2000 0130183199 978-0130183194 3
This important new edition provides a complete course for first year Engineering Mathematics, which is taught to most engineering students including mechanical, civil, electrical, electronics, systems, aeronautical and chemical engineers.   Available with this text will be a CD-based testing and assessment package, with interactive multi-choice, multi-answer and hot-spot questions that allow students to test their understanding of the key topics.  Ideal for reinforcing learning during the course or pre-examination revision, all questions will provide detailed student feedback on-screen, and also direct students to the relevant section or page in the text for further study. A networkable version of the CD for use in diagnostic assessment is also available for purchase by university departments.


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  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (12 Dec 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130183199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130183194
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 504,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This important new edition provides a complete course for first year Engineering Mathematics, which is taught to most engineering students including mechanical, civil, electrical, electronics, systems, aeronautical and chemical engineers.

Key features of this edition:

* Comprehensive coverage of first year Engineering Mathematics
* Thorough approach with emphasis on promoting understanding and applicability to solutions of engineering problems
* Numerous fully worked examples and exercises
* Excellent coverage of applications

Key new changes based on extensive research from students and lecturers:

* Improved two-colour format
* The addition of basic skills exercises and improved presentation of other exercises,
including suggestions for using software
* Reinstated chapter on Fourier series
* Reinstated section on eigenvalues and eigenvectors
* Updated solutions manual including suggestions for using MAPLE and MATLAB
* Increased range of applications in both examples and exercises
* A companion web site

Professor Glyn James is currently Emeritus Professor within the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences at Coventry University, having previously been Dean of the School.

As in previous editions he has drawn on the relevant knowledge and experience of his fellow co-authors to provide an excellent new edition.

Available with this text will be a CD-based testing and assessment package, with interactive multi-choice, multi-answer and hot-spot questions that allow students to test their understanding of the key topics. Ideal for reinforcing learning during the course or pre-examination revision, all questions will provide detailed student feedback on-screen, and also direct students to the relevant section or page in the text for further study.

A networkable version of the CD for use in diagnostic assessment is also available for purchase by university departments. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Professor Glyn James is based at Coventry University.David Burley was formerly at the University of Sheffield.Professor Phil Dyke is based at the University of Plymouth.John Searl is based at the University of Edinburgh.Dick Clements is based at the University of Bristol.Jerry Wright is based at AT&T Laboratories, Florham Park, NJ

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly presented and poor explanations 3 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback
I was recommended by my lecturers to buy this book for my maths module in the first year of my physics degree. I found that the book is not intuitive, has an ugly appearence (which doesnt motivate the reader to work at the subject) and, most importantly, explains the methods in question very poorly. As an example, I spent three hours trying to figure out how the book had worked through an integration question, only to find later that the problem had arisen simply because the book had skipped an important step, that wasn't at all obvious. This was the day before an exam to really rub salt in the wound.

I found that the book makes a song and dance of obvious ideas, and simply skims over the more complicated steps in new ideas.

All in all, I have hardly ever been able to make good use of this book. Bear in mind, however, that mine is a physics degree, not a maths or engineering degree, but I suspect the problems would be no different in those degrees also.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Very very Poor Book 23 Jun 2004
Format:Paperback
I use Mathematics every single day in by job, and have done since I started university in October of 1992. This book was forced upon us as a text book for the course, since it was co-written by some of our lecturers.
This book is absolutely awful. I have tried and tried to find an answer in this book for problems regularly over the last 12 or so years. Not once has the book proved useful. It is poorly written, with obscure examples. Especially in the 'pure' maths sections, if you are looking for an example in how to perform a certain kind of operation, there is almost never a good example of how to do it.
I have bought many other maths books, and luckily passed my maths courses using a combination of Stroud, Bostock and Chandler (Modular Mathematics Series), and Anton and Rorres (Elementary Linear Algebra). Almost everything you can want is in these other books. Don't waste your money. Search for these other authors.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well Written But Badly Bound Book 11 April 2013
By TREX
Format:Paperback
I got this from my local city library when I had to read up on transforms again. (In my primary degree we learned all about obtaining them, just not why were doing so.) The authors gave a very interesting introduction to the topic. How it evolved from Heaviside's system for solving difficult differential equations and how pure mathematicians then took an interest in transforms and 'proved' their validity.
I also like their teaching approach. Explain a topic in each section, immediately offer some examples to the reader to test his grasp, then on to the next section.

This book does not by any means cover all the maths needed for an engineering course - esp. what may be needed for a course on mechanical, chemical, electrical or electronic engineering. Its main function seems to be to bridge between the school level maths and that taught in the first 1-2 years of engineering degrees. This it does fairly well does and provides the foundation for the more advanced areas of engineering maths that are covered in the authors' successor text, "Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics".

The problem with this 952 page, 2" thick book is its Mickey Mouse binding.
No book of this size ought be made from single leaf pages gummed together. Even decent softbacks half the size of this one are double leaved and stiched. This would allow libraries and individuals buying the book to protect their investment by enhancing the binding. In the single leaf gummed state it is going to cost a lot to properly bind the book.
For this aspect alone I am forced to dock the book 2 stars.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable purchase 27 Feb 2013
By A. Reid
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
currently studying mechanical engineering and this book is the core text for the maths involved. Use it all the time for examples and descriptions
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