Advanced Construction Mathematics covers the range of topics that a student must learn in order to achieve success in Level 3 and 4 mathematics for the Pearson BTEC National and BTEC HNC/HND in Construction, Building Services, and Civil Engineering.
Packed with easy to follow examples, its 18 chapters cover algebra (equations, transposition and evaluation of formulae), differentiation, integration, statistics and numerous other core concepts and their application in the construction/civil engineering field. The book explains technical processes before applying mathematical techniques to solve practical problems which gradually build in complexity. Each chapter contains self-test exercises and answers and numerous illustrations to simplify the essential maths required at Levels 3 and 4. The book is also a useful recap or primer for students on BSc or non-cognate MSc Construction and Civil Engineering degrees.
Surinder Virdi (South and City College Birmingham UK)
Country of Publication:
02 April 2019
A / AS level
Chapter 1: Introduction to basic techniques Chapter 2: Algebra 1 Chapter 3: Algebra 2 Chapter 4: Simultaneous and Quadratic equations Chapter 5: Graphs Chapter 6: Geometry, Areas and Volumes Chapter 7: Trigonometry 1 Chapter 8: Trigonometry 2 Chapter 9: Logarithmic, Exponential and Hyperbolic Functions Chapter 10: Differentiation Chapter 11: Applications of Differentiation Chapter 12: Integration Chapter 13: Applications of Integration Chapter 14: Properties of Sections Chapter 15: Matrices and Determinants Chapter 16: Vectors Chapter 17: Statistics Chapter 18: Computer Techniques End of Unit Assignment Appendix 1: Bending Movement and Shear Force Appendix 2: Frame Analysis Appendix 3: Solutions - Exercise 1.1 to Exercise 18.1
Surinder S. Virdi is a lecturer at South and City College Birmingham, UK. He has taught construction-related topics for over 30 years and has written and co-authored two books, Construction Science and Materials, 2nd edition, 2017, and Construction Mathematics, 2nd edition, 2014.