# I need notes - Pure mathematics :)

Discussion in 'Math' started by redacejr, Jan 9, 2009.

1. ### redacejr Thread Starter Active Member

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algebraic relationships >> equations , identities, inequalities, functions, partaial fractions , quadratic equations

algebraic topics >> indeces , surds, logarithms, ramainde theorems , pascal triangle

coodrinate geometry>> cartesian geometry of a straight line , circles and parabolas , intersection of lines and curvers, cubic curves , parametric coordinates , loci

trigonometric functions >> radians , arc and sector , trigonometric ratios , sine rule , cosine rule , inverse trigonometric functions , trigonometric equations , general solutions

trigonometric identities >> further solution of equations , the expression a cos Q {tita} + b sin Q , small angles

curver scetching >> even/odd , continuous and periodic functions , general methods y=1/f(x) modulus notation , further inequalities

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i took pure mathematics and physics and chemistry at advanced level but maths is being such a pain... cant understand my own notes... please i need easy to understand notes

especially the sine and cosine rules!

thanks
Marlon

Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
2. ### mik3 Senior Member

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I suggest you to buy Engineering Mathematics by K.A. Stroud. It is a very good book for engineers.

3. ### Dave Retired Moderator

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Seconded; particularly given the topics you are looking at.

Dave

4. ### jpanhalt AAC Fanatic!

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There are two editions currently available, 5th and 6th. The 6th apparently has greater contribution by the co-author, Dexter Booth.

Any opinion on which edition may be better? (I am a firm believer that newer editions are not always better.)

John

5. ### mik3 Senior Member

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I have never read any previous editions but I have 6th edition and find it very good. There is another book called Advanced Engineering Mathematics which may be better. I think it contains the Stroud's book theory plus something more.

6. ### Dave Retired Moderator

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John, I have the 5th edition (which is the one titled as "With Additions by Dexter J. Booth"). I have never seen the 6th edition so cannot specifically comment as to which I find better. Stroud gives a complete introduction to Engineering Mathematics. For more advanced Engineering Mathematics I find Stroud quite limited and typically use Kreyzig's text. I agree with your general sentiment about a new edition does not equal better.

Dave

7. ### jpanhalt AAC Fanatic!

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Thanks. I will bring all of my advanced questions here. I just need to know how to ask them.

The reviews on Amazon for both editions were great. Most people felt it was the best textbook they had ever used, but a relatively poor reference book. Those reviewers had used it as students and kept it for nostalgia, which implies an older edition.

John