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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition): Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition)
Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 In stock

The fifth edition of "Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists" provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.

This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.
Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012bExpanded discussion of writing functions and scriptsRevised and expanded Part II: ApplicationsExpanded section on GUIsMore exercises and examples throughoutCompanion website for students providing M-files used within the book and selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems"

Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Jasbir Arora Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Jasbir Arora
R2,635 Discovery Miles 26 350 In stock

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured as learning and teaching aids. * Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable* Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems* Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox* Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book* New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations* Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter* New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback): Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback)
Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
R1,831 R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Save R334 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general.
Using the concept of ''abstraction, '' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems.
+Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications.
+Illustrates concepts with real devices.
+Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach.
+Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry.
+Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.

Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition): George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E.... Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition)
George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E. Harris
R2,383 R1,898 Discovery Miles 18 980 Save R485 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Now inits 7th edition, "Mathematical Methods for Physicists" continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining thekey features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.
Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physicsFocuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problemsClearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding

New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"

Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New): Keishi Gotoh Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New)
Keishi Gotoh
R1,512 R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Save R248 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Encompassing over fifty years of research, Professor Gotoh addresses the correlation function of spatial structures and the statistical geometry of random particle assemblies. In this book morphological study is formed into random particle assemblies to which various mathematics are applied such as correlation function, radial distribution function and statistical geometry. This leads to the general comparison between the thermodynamic state such as gases and liquids and the random particle assemblies. Although structures of molecular configurations change at every moment due to thermal vibration, liquids can be regarded as random packing of particles. Similarly, gaseous states correspond to particle dispersion. If physical and chemical properties are taken away from the subject, the remainder is the structure itself. Hence, the structural study is ubiquitous and of fundamental importance. This book will prove useful to chemical engineers working on powder technology as well as mathematicians interested in learning more about the subject.
Concisely explains various mathematics and tools applied to the subject.Incorporates multiple fields to give a clear view of the application of mathematics in powder technology.

Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Morris W. Hirsch, Stephen... Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Morris W. Hirsch, Stephen Smale, Robert L. Devaney
R1,706 R1,531 Discovery Miles 15 310 Save R175 (10%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Hirsch, Devaney, and Smale s classic "Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos" has been used by professors as the primary text for undergraduate and graduate level courses covering differential equations. It provides a theoretical approach to dynamical systems and chaos written for a diverse student population among the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Prominent experts provide everything students need to know about dynamical systems as students seek to develop sufficient mathematical skills to analyze the types of differential equations that arise in their area of study. The authors provide rigorous exercises and examples clearly and easily by slowly introducing linear systems of differential equations. Calculus is required as specialized advanced topics not usually found in elementary differential equations courses are included, such as exploring the world of discrete dynamical systems and describing chaotic systems.
Classic text bythree of the world s most prominent mathematicians Continues the tradition of expository excellenceContains updated material and expanded applications for use in applied studies"

Problems in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Charalambos D. Aliprantis, Owen Burkinshaw Problems in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Charalambos D. Aliprantis, Owen Burkinshaw
R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of problems and solutions in real analysis based on the major textbook, "Principles of Real Analysis" (also by Aliprantis and Burkinshaw), "Problems in Real Analysis" is the ideal companion for senior science and engineering undergraduates and first-year graduate courses in real analysis. It is intended for use as an independent source, and is an invaluable tool for students who wish to develop a deep understanding and proficiency in the use of integration methods.
"Problems in Real Analysis" teaches the basic methods of proof and problem-solving by presenting the complete solutions to over 600 problems that appear in "Principles of Real Analysis, Third Edition." The problems are distributed in forty sections, and cover the entire spectrum of difficulty.

Noncommutative Geometry (Hardcover): Alain Connes Noncommutative Geometry (Hardcover)
Alain Connes
R1,171 R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Save R60 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This English version of the path-breaking French book on this subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields.
Key Features
* First full treatment of the subject and its applications
* Written by the pioneer of this field
* Broad applications in mathematics
* Of interest across most fields
* Ideal as an introduction and survey
* Examples treated include:
@subbul* the space of Penrose tilings
* the space of leaves of a foliation
* the space of irreducible unitary representations of a discrete group
* the phase space in quantum mechanics
* the Brillouin zone in the quantum Hall effect
* A model of space time

Sobolev Spaces, Volume 140 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Robert A. Adams, John J.F. Fournier Sobolev Spaces, Volume 140 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Robert A. Adams, John J.F. Fournier
R2,992 R2,460 Discovery Miles 24 600 Save R532 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Sobolev Spaces presents an introduction to the theory of Sobolev Spaces and other related spaces of function, also to the imbedding characteristics of these spaces. This theory is widely used in pure and Applied Mathematics and in the Physical Sciences.
This second edition of Adam's 'classic' reference text contains many additions and much modernizing and refining of material. The basic premise of the book remains unchanged: Sobolev Spaces is intended to provide a solid foundation in these spaces for graduate students and researchers alike.
* Self-contained and accessible for readers in other disciplines.
* Written at elementary level making it accessible to graduate students.

Analysis on Real and Complex Manifolds, Volume 35 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): R. Narasimhan Analysis on Real and Complex Manifolds, Volume 35 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
R. Narasimhan
R1,134 R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Save R61 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Chapter 1 presents theorems on differentiable functions often used in differential topology, such as the implicit function theorem, Sard's theorem and Whitney's approximation theorem.
The next chapter is an introduction to real and complex manifolds. It contains an exposition of the theorem of Frobenius, the lemmata of Poincare and Grothendieck with applications of Grothendieck's lemma to complex analysis, the imbedding theorem of Whitney and Thom's transversality theorem.
Chapter 3 includes characterizations of linear differentiable operators, due to Peetre and Hormander. The inequalities of Garding and of Friedrichs on elliptic operators are proved and are used to prove the regularity of weak solutions of elliptic equations. The chapter ends with the approximation theorem of Malgrange-Lax and its application to the proof of the Runge theorem on open Riemann surfaces due to Behnke and Stein.

Engineering Materials 1 - An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design (Paperback, 4th edition): Michael F. Ashby,... Engineering Materials 1 - An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design (Paperback, 4th edition)
Michael F. Ashby, D.R.H. Jones
R1,175 R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Save R153 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Widely adopted around the world, "Engineering Materials 1" is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials.

"Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition" is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion "Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, " in a two-semester course or sequence.

New and Key Features Include:

Many new design case studies and design-based examplesRevised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosionAdditional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challengeCompendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factorsMany new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clipsAccompanying companion site with access to instructors resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book"

Digital Signal Processing - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jean Jiang, Li Tan Digital Signal Processing - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jean Jiang, Li Tan
R1,544 Discovery Miles 15 440 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Digital Signal Processing, Second Edition "enables electrical engineers and technicians in the fields of biomedical, computer, and electronics engineering to master the essential fundamentals of DSP principles and practice. Many instructive worked examples are used to illustrate the material, and the use of mathematics is minimized for easier grasp of concepts. As such, this title is also useful to undergraduates in electrical engineering, and as a reference for science students and practicing engineers.

The book goes beyond DSP theory, to show implementation of algorithms in hardware and software. Additional topics covered include adaptive filtering with noise reduction and echo cancellations, speech compression, signal sampling, digital filter realizations, filter design, multimedia applications, over-sampling, etc. More advanced topics are also covered, such as adaptive filters, speech compression such as PCM, u-law, ADPCM, and multi-rate DSP and over-sampling ADC.

New to this edition: MATLAB projects dealing with practical applications added throughout the bookNew chapter (chapter 13) covering sub-band coding and wavelet transforms, methods that have become popular in the DSP fieldNew applications included in many chapters, including applications of DFT to seismic signals, electrocardiography data, and vibration signalsAll real-time C programs revised for the TMS320C6713 DSK
Covers DSP principles with emphasis on communications and control applicationsChapter objectives, worked examples, and end-of-chapter exercises aid the reader in grasping key concepts and solving related problemsWebsite with MATLAB programs for simulation and C programs for real-time DSP

A Course in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition): John N. McDonald, Neil A Weiss A Course in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
John N. McDonald, Neil A Weiss
R1,359 Discovery Miles 13 590 Within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of "A Course in Real Analysis" provides a solid foundation of real analysis concepts and principles, presenting a broad range of topics in a clear and concise manner. The book is excellent at balancing theory and applications with a wealth of examples and exercises. The authors take a progressive approach of skill building to help students learn to absorb the abstract. Real world applications, probability theory, harmonic analysis, and dynamical systems theory are included, offering considerable flexibility in the choice of material to cover in the classroom. The accessible exposition not only helps students master real analysis, but also makes the book useful as a reference.
* New chapter on Hausdorff Measure and Fractals
* Key concepts and learning objectives give studentsa deeper understanding of the material to enhance learning
* More than 200 examples (not including parts) are used to illustrate definitions and results
* Over 1300 exercises (not including parts) are provided to promote understanding
* Each chapter begins with a brief biography of a famous mathematician"

Materials and the Environment - Eco-informed Material Choice (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael F. Ashby Materials and the Environment - Eco-informed Material Choice (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael F. Ashby
R1,195 R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Save R171 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, "Materials and the Environment, 2e"is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Powerand Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs.
Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequencesContains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situationsIncludes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data

New to this edition

New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit methodNew chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewablesNew chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materialsRecent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chaptersEnd-of-chapterexercises have been greatly expandedThe datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

"

Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, Volume 57 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Martin Charles Golumbic Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, Volume 57 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Martin Charles Golumbic
R1,394 R1,313 Discovery Miles 13 130 Save R81 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, first published in 1980, has become the classic introduction to the field. This new Annals edition continues to convey the message that intersection graph models are a necessary and important tool for solving real-world problems. It remains a stepping stone from which the reader may embark on one of many fascinating research trails.
The past twenty years have been an amazingly fruitful period of research in algorithmic graph theory and structured families of graphs. Especially important have been the theory and applications of new intersection graph models such as generalizations of permutation graphs and interval graphs. These have lead to new families of perfect graphs and many algorithmic results. These are surveyed in the new Epilogue chapter in this second edition.
-New edition of the "Classic" book on the topic
-Wonderful introduction to a rich research area
-Leading author in the field of algorithmic graph theory
-Beautifully written for the new mathematician or computer scientist
-Comprehensive treatment

Actuaries' Survival Guide - How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions (Paperback, 2nd edition): Fred Szabo Actuaries' Survival Guide - How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Fred Szabo
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Within 7 - 12 working days

What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics-and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession-consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo s "Actuaries Survival Guide, Second Edition" explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.
Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answersPresents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries. Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial examsIncludes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial professionAuthor Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years"

Approximation and Optimization of Discrete and Differential Inclusions (Hardcover): Approximation and Optimization of Discrete and Differential Inclusions (Hardcover)
R2,339 R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Save R395 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Optimal control theory has numerous applications in both science and engineering.

This book presents basic concepts and principles of mathematical programming in terms of set-valued analysis and develops a comprehensive optimality theory of problems described by ordinary and partial differential inclusions.

In addition to including well recognized results of variational analysis and optimization, the book includes a number of new and important ones
Includes practical examples

Fractional Differential Equations, Volume 198 - An Introduction to Fractional Derivatives, Fractional Differential Equations,... Fractional Differential Equations, Volume 198 - An Introduction to Fractional Derivatives, Fractional Differential Equations, to Methods of Their Solution and Some of Their Applications (Hardcover)
Igor Podlubny
R2,028 R1,898 Discovery Miles 18 980 Save R130 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a landmark title in the continuous move from integer to non-integer in mathematics: from integer numbers to real numbers, from factorials to the gamma function, from integer-order models to models of an arbitrary order. For historical reasons, the word 'fractional' is used instead of the word 'arbitrary'.
This book is written for readers who are new to the fields of fractional derivatives and fractional-order mathematical models, and feel that they need them for developing more adequate mathematical models.
In this book, not only applied scientists, but also pure mathematicians will find fresh motivation for developing new methods and approaches in their fields of research.
A reader will find in this book everything necessary for the initial study and immediate application of fractional derivatives fractional differential equations, including several necessary special functions, basic theory of fractional differentiation, uniqueness and existence theorems, analytical numerical methods of solution of fractional differential equations, and many inspiring examples of applications.

Key Features
* A unique survey of many applications of fractional calculus
* Presents basic theory
* Includes a unified presentation of selected classical results, which are important for applications
* Provides many examples
* Contains a separate chapter of fractional order control systems, which opens new perspectives in control theory
* The first systematic consideration of Caputo's fractional derivative in comparison with other selected approaches
* Includes tables of fractional derivatives, which can be used for evaluation of all considered types of fractional derivatives

Set Theory An Introduction To Independence Proofs, Volume 102 (Hardcover, New edition): Kenneth Kunen Set Theory An Introduction To Independence Proofs, Volume 102 (Hardcover, New edition)
Kenneth Kunen
R1,124 R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Save R61 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Volume 102: Set Theory: An Introduction to Independence Proofs offers an introduction to relative consistency proofs in axiomatic set theory, including combinatorics, sets, trees, and forcing. The book first tackles the foundations of set theory and infinitary combinatorics. Discussions focus on the Suslin problem, Martin's axiom, almost disjoint and quasi-disjoint sets, trees, extensionality and comprehension, relations, functions, and well-ordering, ordinals, cardinals, and real numbers. The manuscript then ponders on well-founded sets and easy consistency proofs, including relativization, absoluteness, reflection theorems, properties of well-founded sets, and induction and recursion on well-founded relations. The publication examines constructible sets, forcing, and iterated forcing. Topics include Easton forcing, general iterated forcing, Cohen model, forcing with partial functions of larger cardinality, forcing with finite partial functions, and general extensions. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for mathematicians and researchers interested in set theory.

Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity, Volume 103 (Hardcover): Barrett O'Neill Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity, Volume 103 (Hardcover)
Barrett O'Neill
R1,139 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R61 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book is an exposition of "semi-Riemannian geometry" (also called "pseudo-Riemannian geometry")--the study of a smooth manifold furnished with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The principal special cases are Riemannian geometry, where the metric is positive definite, and Lorentz geometry. For many years these two geometries have developed almost independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free fashion and directed toward global problems, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation devoted to general relativity. More recently, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning increasingly toward invariant methods, have produced results of compelling mathematical interest.

Mathematics for Electrical Engineering and Computing (Paperback): Mary Attenborough Mathematics for Electrical Engineering and Computing (Paperback)
Mary Attenborough
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Within 7 - 11 working days

Mathematics for Electrical Engineering and Computing embraces many applications of modern mathematics, such as Boolean Algebra and Sets and Functions, and also teaches both discrete and continuous systems - particularly vital for Digital Signal Processing (DSP). In addition, as most modern engineers are required to study software, material suitable for Software Engineering - set theory, predicate and prepositional calculus, language and graph theory - is fully integrated into the book.
Excessive technical detail and language are avoided, recognising that the real requirement for practising engineers is the need to understand the "applications" of mathematics in everyday engineering contexts. Emphasis is given to an appreciation of the fundamental concepts behind the mathematics, for problem solving and undertaking critical analysis of results, whether using a calculator or a computer.
The text is backed up by numerous exercises and worked examples throughout, firmly rooted in engineering practice, ensuring that all mathematical theory introduced is directly relevant to real-world engineering. The book includes introductions to advanced topics such as Fourier analysis, vector calculus and random processes, also making this a suitable introductory text for second year undergraduates of electrical, electronic and computer engineering, undertaking engineering mathematics courses.
The book is supported with a number of free online resources. On the companion website readers will find:
* over 60 pages of "Background Mathematics" reinforcing introductory material for revision purposes in advance of your first year course
* plotXpose software (for equation solving, and drawing graphs of simple functions, their derivatives, integrals and Fourier transforms)
* problems and projects (linking directly to the software)
In addition, for lecturers only, http: //textbooks.elsevier.com features a complete worked solutions manual for the exercises in the book.
Dr Attenborough is a former Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering at South Bank University. She is currently Technical Director of The Webbery - Internet development company, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
* Fundamental principles of mathematics introduced and applied in engineering practice, reinforced through over 300 examples directly relevant to real-world engineering
* Over 60 pages of basic revision material available to download in advance of embarking on a first year course
* Free website support, featuring complete solutions manual, background mathematics, plotXpose software, and further problems and projects enabling students to build on the concepts introduced, and put the theory into practice

A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Bernard V Liengme A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Bernard V Liengme
R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Within 7 - 12 working days

Completely updated guide for scientists, engineers and students who want to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to its full potential.
Electronic spreadsheet analysis has become part of the everyday work of researchers in all areas of engineering and science. Microsoft Excel, as the industry standard spreadsheet, has a range of scientific functions that can be utilized for the modeling, analysis and presentation of quantitative data. This text provides a straightforward guide to using these functions of Microsoft Excel, guiding the reader from basic principles through to more complicated areas such as formulae, charts, curve-fitting, equation solving, integration, macros, statistical functions, and presenting quantitative data.

Key Features:
* Content written specifically for the requirements of science and engineering students and professionals working with Microsoft Excel, brought fully up to date with the new Microsoft Office release of Excel 2007.
* Features of Excel 2007 are illustrated through a wide variety of examples based in technical contexts, demonstrating the use of the program for analysis and presentation of experimental results.
* Updated with new examples, problem sets, and applications. New website with data sets, downloadable spreadsheets and other useful resources.

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013 - 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling (Paperback, 3rd edition): Elliot Gindis Up and Running with AutoCAD 2013 - 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Elliot Gindis
R1,369 R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Save R221 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step by step instructions, stripping away complexities tobegin working in AutoCAD immediately. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand "what "it is they are doing and why, before they do it.

Divided into three parts, the book covers beginning through advanced AutoCAD, including 3D features.

Also included is an extensive Appendix

for each part, detailing additional useful CAD-related information not often found

in other text books

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and tworunning projects that the student works on as he/she progresses through the chapters .

1) Strips away complexities, both real and perceived and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts.

2) Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence.

3) All basic commands are documented step-by-step, meaning that what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is all spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed.

4) Using the author s extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is important and widely used in practice versus what is not, the material is presented by immediately immersing the student in practical, critically essential knowledge, with no padding of text or filler material.

5) All concepts are explained first in theory, and only then is AutoCAD introduced and the actual button pushing discussed. This is one of the key concepts in having students understand exactly what it is they are doing and why, before they do it."

Initiation to Global Finslerian Geometry, Volume 68 (Hardcover): Hassan Akbar-Zadeh Initiation to Global Finslerian Geometry, Volume 68 (Hardcover)
Hassan Akbar-Zadeh
R2,485 Discovery Miles 24 850 Within 7 - 11 working days

After a brief description of the evolution of thinking on Finslerian geometry starting from Riemann, Finsler, Berwald and Elie Cartan, the book gives a clear and precise treatment of this geometry. The first three chapters develop the basic notions and methods, introduced by the author, to reach the global problems in Finslerian Geometry. The next five chapters are independent of each other, and deal with among others the geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds, the classification of Finslerian manifolds of constant sectional curvatures. They also give a treatment of isometric, affine, projective and conformal vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.


Key features


- Theory of connections of vectors and directions on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.
- Complete list of Bianchi identities for a regular conection of directions.
- Geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds.
- Classification of Finslerian manifolds.
- Affine, isometric, conformal and projective vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.
- Theory of connections of vectors and directions on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.
- Complete list of Bianchi identities for a regular conection of directions.
- Geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds.
- Classification of Finslerian manifolds.
- Affine, isometric, conformal and projective vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.

Thermodynamic Tables to Accompany Modern Engineering Thermodynamics (Paperback): Robert T. Balmer Thermodynamic Tables to Accompany Modern Engineering Thermodynamics (Paperback)
Robert T. Balmer
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Within 7 - 11 working days

Thermodynamic Tables to Accompany Modern Engineering Thermodynamics is a companion text to Modern Engineering Thermodynamics by Robert T. Balmer. It contains two Appendices-Appendix C features 40 thermodynamic tables, while Appendix D provides 6 thermodynamic charts. These charts and tables are provided in a separate booklet to give instructors the flexibility of allowing students to bring the tables into exams. This booklet is provided at no extra charge with new copies of Balmer's book. It may be purchased separately if needed.

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