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Basic Engineering Mathematics [Paperback]

John Bird


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June 18 2010 1856176975 978-1856176972 5
Unlike most engineering maths texts, this book does not assume a firm grasp of GCSE maths, and unlike low-level general maths texts, the content is tailored specifically to the needs of engineers. The result is a unique book written for engineering students that takes a starting point below GCSE level. Basic Engineering Mathematics is therefore ideal for students of a wide range of abilities, especially for those who find the theoretical side of mathematics difficult.

Now in its fifth edition, Basic Engineering Mathematics is an established textbook, with the previous edition selling nearly 7500 copies. All students that require a fundamental knowledge of mathematics for engineering will find this book essential reading. The content has been designed primarily to meet the needs of students studying Level 2 courses, including GCSE Engineering, the Diploma, and the BTEC First specifications. Level 3 students will also find this text to be a useful resource for getting to grips with essential mathematics concepts, because the compulsory topics in BTEC National and A Level Engineering courses are also addressed.

. Numerous worked examples supported by 600 worked problems and 1050 further problems within exercises included throughout the text. Additionally, there are 15 assignments included at regular intervals.
. Free instructor's manual available for download, which includes solutions to assignments.

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John Bird, the author of over 100 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, 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 Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe's largest engineering training establishments.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Material Nov. 12 2011
By John Corella - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Basic Engineering Mathematics is an excellent book for review or for those looking for a very well organized and step by step instruction in engineering math. The book is very easy to read through and can definitely be used as a supplement resource too. With that said, there is one flaw; The answer key possesses several incorrect answers here and there. I have broken down each problem as far as it could go to verify and I have had several engineers do the incorrect problems only to reach the same answer I reached. While unseemly, it does force you to look closely at every problem to make sure it is solved correctly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Error-ridden Aug. 24 2012
By Cian Bhacstair - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Another reviewer has given this book 5 of 5 stars, yet still pointed out that the answer key has many wrong answers. That is exactly why I am giving the book 3 of 5 stars.

Considering this is the fifth edition, I am very displeased to see the amount of errors in the answer key for the review exercises. Furthermore, I have contacted the publisher via their website to try to receive the teacher answer key for the revision tests, but have yet to hear back from them. It's a problematic system because I am using the book for self-study.

That being said, it's a decent overview of basic mathematics necessary for preparation for an engineering program.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this book! Jan. 12 2013
By Tom W - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is NOT a good book to learn maths with, the explanations of each topic are extremely brief and as another reviewer said, I ended up going elsewhere online to try and properly understand the subject. Many of the answers in the answer key are wrong, I would say at least 20% of them.

This does not help when you have little confidence in maths, as i sat there for hours trying to work out what I was doing wrong, only for my maths tutor to come along and say I am right and the book is wrong!!

If i could give this book minus stars I would, its going straight in the bin!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just plain bad Sept. 25 2012
By Anthony M. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a horrible book to LEARN math. I started with little knowledge before I first began to book and I constantly find myself looking elsewhere to acutally learn the material. This book could better be titled "Engineering Math Problems". That would still make it a terrible book because, as was stated above, the answer key is often jumbled up.
5.0 out of 5 stars BASIC ENGINEERING MATHEMEATICS Jan. 25 2013
By GRAEME - Published on Amazon.com
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ALTOUGH A BASIC BOOK ON MATHS FOR THOSE WITH A BACHELOR DEGREE OR A MASTERS A GOOD BOOK TO HAVE ON THE SHELF TO REFER TO WHEN THE MEMORY FAILS. EXCELLENT FOR STUDENTS JUST STARTING ENGINEERING STUDIES.

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