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Science and Mathematics for Engineering

John Bird (formerly Senior Lecturer, HMS Sultan, UK)



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10 October 2019
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.
By:   John Bird (formerly Senior Lecturer HMS Sultan UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   6th New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 219mm, 
Weight:   1.061kg
ISBN:   9780367204747
ISBN 10:   0367204746
Pages:   562
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Science and Mathematics for Engineering

The book is one of my personal `go to' books when seeking appropriate worked examples, diagrams, and solutions due to its capable style and composition and sheer coverage - the subject matter that is covered is considerable and thorough. - Michael Lanigan, Waterford Institute of Technology John Bird has always hit the mark in terms of being `helpful' to students particularly in his most recent books as they provide full worked solutions... I think that new materials are important in order to refresh topics and I agree that the section on new energy sources is particularly important and relevant at this time. - Sandra Schia, Kingston College (Surrey)

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