Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications, written by Kuldip S. Rattan and Nathan W. Klingbeil, teachers students engineering math from an engineer’s point of view as opposed to learning material from the view of a major. The learning material emphasizes using math to help solve engineering problems instead of solely being focused on the derivations and theory which will gives students a much more practical and applicable view on how mathematical concepts relate to engineering studies. Students get a vast range of math activities that are engineering-specific, in addition to self-study activities which with further help students through their engineering degree. Despite being a mathematical-oriented body of text, it’s not intended to be taught by math faculties, only engineering ones.
Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications is a great math textbook for engineering courses such as physics, electric circuits, computer programming, statics, and dynamics. Any student going through an introductory engineering course can benefit from this math text through essential math concepts that will only further their learning and knowledge of engineering through 460 pages of text.
Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications covers key engineering match concepts while also containing solutions to specific problems. This text takes on a new approach to the study of engineering mathematics education. Both authors have successfully done this by only focusing on the salient math topics that pertain to the core of engineering courses. The text replaces traditional math prerequisites in exchange for computer programming, statics, physics, electrical circuits, and dynamics, which allows engineering students to advance through the curriculum without having to first complete any required calculus courses. With this text, there is now an emphasis on helping the student fulfill math prerequisite requirements towards those of engineering.
This body of text is offered in two versions; Digital and print. As an E-Text, the reader can view the source both online and off while using their iPad, tablet, computer, or a compatible smart phone device. Any notes and highlights that is made is automatically synced to all devices regardless of which device they were initially made so you never lose them. Having the E-Text version means not having to carry a text book around, which could be a lot easier students. However; Students who prefer to have the actual textbook, can enjoy the same offerings as the E-Text version with the added benefit of having the actual book. Either way, both versions gives engineering students the knowledge they need right at their fingertips.
The authors, Kuldip S. Rattan works in the Department of Electrical Engineering as while Nathan W. Klingbeil is a dean and professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. Both authors currently hold a PhD.
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