This book introduces and consolidates basic mathematical principles and promotes awareness of mathematical concepts for students needing a broad basis for further vocational work. It specifically covers the mathematics content of the intermediate and advanced GNVQ in Engineering. Each topic is presented in a way that assumes little previous knowledge. Theory is introduced in each chapter by a brief outline of essential definitions, formulae, laws, procedures and so on, but is kept to a minimum. Problem-solving is used extensively to establish and exemplify the theory. Over 500 worked problems and 900 further questions enhance the understanding of the theory. Wherever possible, the problems mirror practical situations found in engineering and science.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology