A practical introduction to the engineering science required for engineering study and practice. Science for Engineering is an introductory textbook that assumes prior background in engineering. This new edition covers the fundamental scientific kwledge that all trainee engineers must acquire in order to pass their exams, and has been brought fully in line with the compulsory science and mathematics units in the new engineering course specifications. 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. * Colour layout helps navigation and highlights key learning points, formulae and exercises * Understanding can be tested with the 580 worked examples, 1300 further problems and 425 multiple choice questions contained within the book * Focuses on real-world situations and examples in order to maximise relevance to the student reader This book is supported by a companion website of materials that can be found at www.routledge/cw/bird, this resource including fully worked solutions of all the further problems for students to access for the first time, and the full solutions and marking schemes for the revision tests found within the book for lecturers/instructors use. In addition, all 433 illustrations will be available for downloading by staff. .
John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at the University of Portsmouth, with examiner responsibilities for Advanced Mathematics with City & Guilds, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of over 125 textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects with worldwide sales of one million copies. He is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Defence School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
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6 colour tables, 36 black & white halftones, 433 black & white line drawings