PART I: FOUNDATION TOPICS.- Arithmetic.- Introduction to Algebra.- Expressions and Equations.- Graphs.- Linear Equations.- Polynomial Equations.- Binomials.- Partial Fractions.- Trigonometry.- Functions.- Trigonometric and Exponential Functions.- Differentiation.- Integration.- PART II.- Complex Numbers 1.- Complex Numbers 2.- Hyperbolic Functions.- Determinants.- Matrices.- Vectors.- Differentiation.- Differentiation Applications.- Tangents, Normals and Curvature.- Sequences.- Series 1.- Series 2.- Curves and Curve Fitting.- Partial Differentiation 1.- Partial Differentiation 2.- Integration 1.- Integration 2.- Reduction Formulas.- Integration Applications 1.- Integration Applications 2.- Integration Applications 3.- Approximate Integration.- Polar Coordinate Systems.- Multiple Integrals.- First-Order Differential Equations.- Second-Order Differential Equations.- Introduction to Laplace Transforms.- Statistics.- Probability.- Answers.
Praise for previous editions and the Stroud approach: 'Excellent textbook. Very user-friendly for students with worked examples for explanation and consolidation of theory.' - John W. Glenn, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, UK 'The book is excellent. The presentation of each topic is superb. The various exercises and the [Online] Personal Tutor should greatly assist students in understanding the various mathematical concepts in the book.'- Gerard Driscoll, Cork Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland 'The Bible. What more can I say?.' - John Greville, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, UK 'The best maths book I have ever read.' - Mohammed Elsari, North East Wales Institute, UK Praise for the seventh edition: 'This is an excellent self-learning text. In a matter of hours the reader can go from almost no knowledge of a topic to a reasonable level of competence. I have seen no other text that gives the reader a basic knowledge in a topic so quickly, efficiently and painlessly.'
K. A.Stroud was formerly Principal Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Coventry University, UK. He is also the author of Foundation Mathematics and Advanced Engineering Mathematics, companion volumes to this book. Dexter J. Booth was formerly Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is the author of several mathematics textbooks and is co-author of Foundation Mathematics and Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
Praise for the seventh edition: 'This is an excellent self-learning text. In a matter of hours the reader can go from almost no knowledge of a topic to a reasonable level of competence. I have seen no other text that gives the reader a basic knowledge in a topic so quickly, efficiently and painlessly.' - Pete Peterson, John Tyler Community College, Virginia, USA 'This is the most comprehensive self-help maths text available that is suitable for access level and first year undergraduate science and engineering students.' - Hazel Shute, University of Plymouth, UK 'This book offers a thorough grounding in mathematics and is a must for any student serious about studying engineering at a higher level.' - Robert Jenkins, Learning Enhancement Team, University of East Anglia, UK