Some mathematical skills are essential for engineering and science courses. Mostly it will be assumed that these skills have already been mastered, and unless so, it is easy to become lost in further study. Knowing these skills is one thing; remembering them so that they can be practically applied is entirely another. This book isn't here to teach these essentials - it isn't a textbook - but is intended to help drum them in and keep them there for future use. Laid out in an accessible and easy to read way, the book is full of practice tests and exercises, and gets to the point without any fussy description. Essential Mathematical Skills will be an essential purchase for all students of engineering, science and applied mathematics, and not only those who are struggling with the mathematics options of their course. The book is an ideal summary of lecture notes, and perfect for revision.
Dr Steven Barry is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the Australian Defence Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales. Dr Stephen Davis is a Research Scientist in the Division of Sustainable Ecosystems at CSIRO.