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 Practise Exercises Answers to Multiple Choice Questions Index
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 and 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.