This book provides readers with necessary mathematics skills, including practical calculus. Mathematics provides the essential framework for and is the basic language of all the technologies. Mathematical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills are crucial to understanding the changing face of technology. It presents the following major areas: fundamental concepts and measurement; fundamental algebraic concepts; exponential and logarithmic functions; right-triangle trigonometry; the trigonometric functions with formulas and identities; complex numbers; matrices; polynomial and rational functions; basic statistics; analytic geometry; differential and integral calculus with applications; partial derivatives and double integrals; series; and differential equations. An excellent learning aid and resource tool for engineers, especially computer software, hardware, and peripheral manufacturers. Its comprehensive appendices make this an excellent desktop reference.
A textbook for students enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or continuing education engineering technology program that requires developing practical calculus. Assumes a background in algebra and trigonometry. Presents the major areas of analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus, partial derivatives, double integrals, series, and differential equations. Updated from the 1986 edition; first published in 1977. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.