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Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Basic arithmetic; 2. Fractions; 3. Decimals; 4. Using a calculator; 5. Percentages; 6. Ratio and proportion; 7. Powers, roots and laws of indices; 8. Units, prefixes and engineering notation; 9. Basic algebra; 10. Further algebra; 11. Solving simple equations; 12. Transposing formulae; 13. Solving simultaneous equations; 14. Solving quadratic equations; 15. Logarithms; 16. Exponential functions; 17. Straight line graphs; 18. Graphs reducing non-linear laws to linear form; 19. Graphical solution of equations; 20. Angles and triangles; 21. Introduction to trigonometry; 22. Trigonometric waveforms; 23. Non-right angled triangles and some practical applications; 24. Cartesian and polar co-ordinates; 25. Areas of common shapes; 26. The circle and its properties; 27. Volumes and surface areas of common solids; 28. Irregular areas and volumes and mean values; 29. Vectors; 30. Methods of adding alternating waveforms; 31. Presentation of statistical data; 32. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; 33. Probability; 34. Introduction to differentiation; 35. Standard integration; 36. Number sequences; 37. Binary, octal and hexadecimal; 38. Inequalities; 39. Graphs with logarithmic scales; List of formulae; Answers to Practice Exercises; Answers to Multiple Choice Questions; Index.
John Bird, BSc (Hons), CEng, CMath, CSci, FIMA, FIET, FCollT, 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 and Guilds, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is the author of some 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 and Air Engineering in the Defence College of Technical Training at HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.