Good 'crash course for dummies' book/website for 1st year engineering maths?
Covering things like:
Algebra including partial fractions and the binomial theorem; analytic geometry; functions and graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometry; differentiation, including implicit differentiation and related rates; stationary points, curve sketching; simple integration; matrix algebra
It’s been a loooong time since I did any ‘higher level’ maths and in all honesty I don’t have much of a clue about any of the above. Granted, that’s what the course is going to teach me I guess, but I’m thinking there are ‘building blocks’ I should learn/understand beforehand at least?Posted 4 years agoirelanstMember
I would agree that Stroud is a must buy, but a lot of the subjects in your list are covered here;
I would imagine that they would expect a pretty good understanding of most of the subjects from your list before you start TBHPosted 4 years ago
Amount of degree level engineering maths that has been of any use in my 21 year engineering career = 0%.
Doesn’t suprise me in the least… I’ve always thought uni and the like is just about proving your smart enough to do a particular job/career, not so much about actually learning the job skills themselves 😆Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
+1 for Stroud
Spectacular crash and burn fails in my end of Semester exams.
Bought the book, got 1st’s in the resists!
I got a 2nd hand copy of the last eddition when it was still about A5 size, before it went large print ~A4. Mant it was actualy practical to carry to the library. Missing a few chapers but they weren’t covered at uni anyway. There’s a series of them covering 2nd and 3rd year maths as well.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
+whatever for Stroud – it’s the only book I’ve kept from my time at Uni with the thought that if ever either of the mini Speeders need some maths tuition I can get up to speed pretty quickly.
I have such fond memories of working through that book and feeling like I was actually learning something. I’d almost say it was the best bit of the whole 4 year course.
If only A-Level Maths/Physics had been taught like that I’d have gone to Oxbridge or some other high end Uni instead of the dump of an ex-Poly I ended up attending.
GazPosted 4 years ago
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