Do you need to improve your confidence in maths?
Does your maths need to be refreshed and refocused for engineering or science?
Are there some elements of school maths you have forgotten or never quite mastered?
With clear explanations, lots of examples and a friendly, encouraging style, Fundamental Maths is a short, easy-to-follow textbook that makes maths accessible and manageable for all.
Written for students entering HE or FE courses in engineering or science, the author covers all the core topics and breaks them down into easily digestible chunks, keeping explanations clear and concise throughout.
Put past anxieties about maths or gaps in your knowledge behind you!
MARK BREACH is Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent University, UK, where he also teaches mathematics to engineers. He is the author of several textbooks.
Preliminaries.- Fundamental Arithmetic.- Arithmetic of Small Quantities.- Arithmetic of Powers.- Arithmetic Calculations.- Graphs and Charts.- Algebra - Introducing the Unknown.- Algebra - More Complex Forms.- Algebra Functions.- Algebra Working with Formulae.- Algebra - Transposition of Equations and Inverse Functions.- Algebra - Factors of Expressions.- Geometry.- Series.- Trigonometry.- Graphical Representation of Trigonometric Functions.- Simultaneous Equations.- Quadratic Equations.- Surface Areas and Volumes of Solids.- Coordinate Systems.- Areas of Irregular Figures.- Trigonometric Identities.- Logarithms and Indices.- Differentiation - Basic Relationships.- Differentiation of More Complex Functions.- Differentiation - Uses.- Integration - Basic Relationships.- Integration - Area and Volume.- Vectors.- Matrices.- Probability.- Central Tendency and Dispersion.- Answers.