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This series is designed to meet the needs of students and lecturers of the National Certificate Vocational. Features for the student include: Easy-to-understand language; Real-life examples; A key word feature for important subject terms; A dictionary feature for difficult words; A reflect-on-how-you-learn feature to explore personal learning styles; Workplace-oriented activities; and Chapter summaries that are useful for exam revision.
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
New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"
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.
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.
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
Process Planning covers the selection of processes, equipment,
tooling and the sequencing of operations required to transform a
chosen raw material into a finished product. Initial chapters
review materials and processes for manufacturing and are followed
by chapters detailing the core activities involved in process
planning, from drawing interpretation to preparing the final
process plan. The concept of maximising or 'adding value' runs
throughout the book and is supported with activities.
The second edition of this text has sold over 6,000 copies since
publication in 1986 and this revision will make it even more
useful. This is the only book available that is approachable by
"beginners" in this subject. It has become an essential
introduction to the subject for mathematics students, engineers,
physicists, and economists who need to learn how to apply these
vital methods. It is also the only book that thoroughly reviews
certain areas of advanced calculus that are necessary to understand
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.
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
The Curry-Howard isomorphism states an amazing correspondence
between systems of formal logic as encountered in proof theory and
computational calculi as found in type theory. For instance,
This book considers classical and current theory and practice, of supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised pattern recognition, to build a complete background for professionals and students of engineering. The authors, leading experts in the field of pattern recognition, have provided an up-to-date, self-contained volume encapsulating this wide spectrum of information. The very latest methods are incorporated in this edition: semi-supervised learning, combining clustering algorithms, and relevance feedback.
. Thoroughly developed to include many more worked examples to give greater understanding of the various methods and techniques
. Many more diagrams included--now in two color--to provide greater insight through visual presentation
. Matlab code of the most common methods are given at the end of each chapter.
. More Matlab code is available, together with an accompanying manual, via this site
. Latest hot topics included to further the reference value of the text including non-linear dimensionality reduction techniques, relevance feedback, semi-supervised learning, spectral clustering, combining clustering algorithms.
. An accompanying book with Matlab code of the most common
methods and algorithms in the book, together with a descriptive
summary, and solved examples including real-life data sets in
imaging, and audio recognition. The companion book will be
available separately or at a special packaged price (ISBN:
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
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.
"Engineering Materials 2" is one of the leading self-contained texts for more advanced students of materials science and mechanical engineering. The book provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials and shows how these are related to the properties required in engineering design. As with previous editions, each chapter is designed to provide the content of one 50-minute lecture. The fourth edition has been updated to include new case studies, more worked examples, links to relevant websites and video clips. Other changes include an increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, and integration of the popular tutorial on phase diagrams into the main text.
"Engineering Materials 2, Fourth Edition" is perfect as a
stand-alone text for an advanced course in engineering materials or
a second text with its companion "Engineering Materials 1: An
Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design, Fourth
Edition" in a two-semester course or sequence.
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.
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.
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
'Numbers and Proofs' presents a gentle introduction to the notion
of proof to give the reader an understanding of how to decipher
others' proofs as well as construct their own. Useful methods of
proof are illustrated in the context of studying problems
concerning mainly numbers (real, rational, complex and integers).
An indispensable guide to all students of mathematics. Each proof
is preceded by a discussion which is intended to show the reader
the kind of thoughts they might have before any attempt proof is
made. Established proofs which the student is in a better position
to follow then follow.
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.
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'.
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
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."
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.
Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step-by-step instructions, stripping away complexities to begin 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.
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 two running
projects that the reader works on as they progresses through the
chaptersExplains the why and how of AutoCAD commands: all concepts
are explained first in theory andthencovered in step-by-step
detailExtensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries, and
aself-test section at the end of each chapter Includesdrawing
examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader
works on as he/she progresses through the chaptersEach chapter
features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting theuse of
AutoCAD in various industries Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010
release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structurein
chapter 1Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and
reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the
author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used
in practice, the material is presented by immediately immersing the
reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
Computational Materials Engineering is an advanced introduction to
the computer-aided modeling of essential material properties and
behavior, including the physical, thermal and chemical parameters,
as well as the mathematical tools used to perform simulations. Its
emphasis will be on crystalline materials, which includes all
metals. The basis of Computational Materials Engineering allows
scientists and engineers to create virtual simulations of material
behavior and properties, to better understand how a particular
material works and performs and then use that knowledge to design
improvements for particular material applications. The text
displays knowledge of software designers, materials scientists and
engineers, and those involved in materials applications like
mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and
A collection of self contained state-of-the art surveys. The
authors have made an effort to achieve readability for
mathematicians and scientists from other fields, for this series of
handbooks to be a new reference for research, learning and
Now in its Third Edition, " Plastics " is the key text for senior
students studying the science and engineering of plastic materials.
Starting from microstructure and physical properties, the book
covers the mechanical, chemical and electrical properties of
plastic materials, and also deals in detail with wider plastics
issues that today s engineers and materials scientists need such as
manufacturing processes and the design of plastic products.
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