Engineering Mathematics Paperback – 25 Jan 2007
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'The Bible.What more can I say?' --John Greville, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, UK
'The best maths book I have ever read.' --Mohammed Elsari, North East Wales Institute, UK
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The first half of the book is concerned with what it calls "Foundation Topics". These cover everything that A-level Maths should have included but it is makes sure you can do the basics before moving on to the harder, more challenging topics in the second half of the book. The topics are laid out in clear step by step frames. There are quizes at the start of each chapter to assess how much you already know, and self check boxes and more quizes at the end to see how much you have learned.
The second part of the book is why I am guessing a lot of people will buy it, as it is more concerned with Degree level maths than A-level. It covers all the topics in depth and there are plenty of worked examples.
What amazed me more about this already fantastic book was the free CD that came with it. I wasn't convinced at first that it would be any good, as it just seemed like a freebie, but I loaded it up and was welcomed by all the topics that appear in the book. There were literally hundreds of questions covering all the topics which you can answer and check on screen, with hints and tips, and the relevent working if you get stuck. The free CD goes above and beyond what I expected of the book, and I am imagining that if you were to buy a Maths CD on its own, you'd be looking at another £20-£30.
There is also online support at their companion website, so if you're realy stuck there are even more notes and more questions that you can work through.
All in all if you are in any doubt about buying this book don't be. It is a fantastic resourse and the only one you will need. It will become my Bible in my first year MPhys.
Now I have bought the 6th edition to help me revise my maths knowledge, and it is helping me already with some post-graduate study.
The programme method really helps in self-study.
The updating has helped keep it current, and it is very readable!!
For undergraduate engineering maths study, this is the book that is a must have!
The style used in Engineering Mathematics is unique, at least in terms of textbooks that I have been exposed to, the clear layout and step-by-step method outlining the theory and subsequent hammering into your head through a series of examples increasing in difficulty are fantastic. Learning maths in such a way proved not only to be quick but also enjoyable, where other textbooks may outline a few rules and throw you in at the deep end, you're often confused not due to the complexity of the problems but because you're required to think back to some prior knowledge. Engineering Mathematics is clearly linked so that if you do lack knowledge in a certain area it will guide you to the section of the book which deals with what you need to brush up on.
I'd say that the level of knowledge in this textbook is sufficient for a 1st year undergraduate and depending upon the mathematical content of your specific discipline it may even extend to your second year. Studying Civil Engineering myself I found that it was a mix of the two.Read more ›
I bought the 4th edition (showing my age) of this book when I was having trouble getting hold of the lecture notes in preparation for upcoming exams. The book proved absolutely indispensable. Recently I had need to refresh my knowledge and this book again came up trumps in reminding me of the basics.
It focuses on getting you able to solve the problems rather than truly understanding. For an undergradute cramming this is a good thing, perhaps for `pure mathematicians' (no pun intended) it is a bit lacking in that capacity or if you actually need to understand the basics to understand a more advanced maths area outside the book.
The book is perhaps not suitable for quickly picking up and browsing a subject because of its sheer size. It must be 4 inches thick, also because of this you wouldn't want to take it away on holiday to study. I have another pure maths book which is 1/3 ' the size which gives a little more theory but far fewer slow and repetitious problems to solve.
If you need a slow and methodical textbook to get you through undergrad Maths exams (especially if you haven't been to any lectures), this will do the trick amicably! The author also has a nice relaxing tone in the bits of written text, which again is welcome as you enter the cramming stage before exams.
For value for money, the course in this book is at least as good as the average series of lectures you'd get in University. Given the rising cost, this must make it the cheapest and highest quality education money can buy!
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Image is not the correct one, but otherwise book is as advertised. Gr8 for maths.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very useful and detailed book absolutely full of explanations and practice questions; with answers included so that you can continually test yourself and learn from the very... Read morePublished 5 months ago by giardia
A must for Engineering student and alike,wouldnt be passing college maths without it and also easy to use.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Perfect for studying mechanical engineering at university. Highly recommend.Published 7 months ago by Stephen
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