Suitable for a first year course in the subject, this book is an introduction to the field of engineering mathematics. The book is accompanied by online bridging chapters - refresher units in core subjects to bring students up to speed with what they'll need to know before taking the engineering mathematics course.
A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and Systems Engineers
Author: Tony Croft
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Technology & Engineering
Engineering Mathematics is the leading undergraduate textbook for Level 1 and 2 mathematics courses for electrical and electronic engineering, systems and communications engineering students. It includes a basic mathematics review, along with all the relevant maths topics required for these engineering degrees. Features Students see the application of the maths they are learning to their engineering degree through the book’s applications-focussed introduction to engineering mathematics, that integrates the two disciplines Provides the foundation and advanced mathematical techniques most appropriate to students of electrical, electronic, systems and communications engineering, including: algebra, trigonometry and calculus, as well as set theory, sequences and series, Boolean algebra, logic and difference equations Integral transform methods, including the Laplace, z and Fourier transforms are fully covered Students learn and test their understanding of mathematical theory and the application to engineering with a huge number of examples and exercises with solutions New to this edition New Engineering Example showcase feature, covering an extensive range of modern applications, including music technology, electric vehicles, offshore wind power and PWM solar chargers New mathematical sections on number bases, logs and indices, summation notation, the sinc x function, waves, polar curves and the discrete cosine transform New exercises and answers
This book is open access under a CC BY License. It provides a comprehensive overview of the core subjects comprising mathematical curricula for engineering studies in five European countries and identifies differences between two strong traditions of teaching mathematics to engineers. The collective work of experts from a dozen universities critically examines various aspects of higher mathematical education. The two EU Tempus-IV projects – MetaMath and MathGeAr – investigate the current methodologies of mathematics education for technical and engineering disciplines. The projects aim to improve the existing mathematics curricula in Russian, Georgian and Armenian universities by introducing modern technology-enhanced learning (TEL) methods and tools, as well as by shifting the focus of engineering mathematics education from a purely theoretical tradition to a more applied paradigm. MetaMath and MathGeAr have brought together mathematics educators, TEL specialists and experts in education quality assurance form 21 organizations across six countries. The results of a comprehensive comparative analysis of the entire spectrum of mathematics courses in the EU, Russia, Georgia and Armenia has been conducted, have allowed the consortium to pinpoint and introduce several modifications to their curricula while preserving the generally strong state of university mathematics education in these countriesThe book presents the methodology, procedure and results of this analysis. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, especially those teaching mathematics, and curriculum planners for engineers, as well as for a general audience interested in scientific and technical higher education.
This text blends theory and applications, reinforcing concepts with practical real-world examples that illustrate the importance of probability to undergraduate students who will use it in their subsequent courses and careers. The author emphasizes the study of probability distributions that characterize random variables, because this knowledge is essential in performing parametric statistical analysis. Explanations include the why as well as the how of probability distributions for random variables to help engage students and further promote their understanding. In addition, the text includes a self-contained chapter on finite Markov chains, which introduces the basic aspects of Markov chains and illustrates their usefulness with several real examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Understanding key mathematical concepts and applying them successfully to solve problems are vital skills that all engineering students must acquire. Mathematics for Engineers teaches, develops and nurtures those skills. Practical, informal and accessible, it begins with the foundations and gradually builds upon this knowledge as it introduces more complex concepts until you have learned everything you will need for your first year engineering maths course, together with introductory material for even more advanced topics.
There exists a wealth of information about inquiry and about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but current research lacks meaningfully written, thoughtful applications of both topics.Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science represents the work of many authors toward meaningful discourse of inquiry used in STEM teaching. This book presents insightful information to teachers and teacher education candidates about using inquiry in the real classroom, case studies from which research suggests appropriate uses, and tangible direction for creating their own inquiry based STEM activities. Sections take the reader logically through the meaning of inquiry in STEM teaching, how to use technology in modern classrooms, STEM projects which successfully integrate inquiry methodology, and inquiry problem solving within STEM classrooms with the aim of creating activities and models useful for real-world classrooms.
Mathcad for Chemical Engineers demonstrates the use of Mathcad 13, which is the latest version of one of the most powerful and popular computational software packages in the world, for solving various chemical engineering problems. The book serves as a must-to-have guide and quick reference for chemical engineers and those who would like to learn and use Mathcad as their computational tool. This book can also be used as a textbook for chemical engineering education on computing using Mathcad. The book contains many real-life chemical engineering examples from various areas: material and energy balance, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics and reactor design, unit operations, engineering economics, and operations management. Unlike other books of similar theme, concise, but comprehensive, explanations are given in each chapter and step-by-step procedures of solving mathematical problems are also given for quick reference. Many examples allow readers to experience the power of Mathcad in solving chemical engineering problems. The book has chapters on Mathcad fundamentals, solving a single algebraic equation and a system of algebraic equations, curve fitting, integration and differentiation, solving a single ordinary differential equation (ODE) and a system of ODEs, solving a single partial differential equation (PDE) and a system of PDEs, and programming in Mathcad. There are a number of exercise problems at the end of each chapter that allow readers to further expose themselves to various chemical engineering problems. Although Mathcad 13 is the software package chosen by the authors and used throughout the book, most of the features discussed can also be applied using earlier versions of Mathcad. Furthermore, although Mathcad will always evolve into a newer version, most of the contents in this book will be applicable for any subsequent version of Mathcad.
based on the proceedings of a conference on the Mathematical Education of Engineers, organized by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and held at Loughborough University of Technology in March 1994
Author: L. R. Mustoe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Much debate has centered around the decreasing mathematical ability of students entering higher education, as well as the discrepancy between skills found in the UK and Europe in mathematics. This collection of articles from leading researchers and teachers considers solutions to this problem, with suggestions outlined for new methods of teaching the subject. Topics include the application of mathematics to engineering careers; the problems of wider access to higher education and current practices that are helping to tackle them; teaching experience from varying educational establishments; and computer-based teaching and assessment. The discussions presented here should be read by anyone involved in mathematics, education, and engineering.