# Engineering Maths First Aid Kit

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover a selection of the mathematics used in the field of engineering and include working with Fractions, aspects of Algebra and Arithmetic, through to Differentiation, Integration, Matrices and Complex Numbers.

They aim to offer support to students, in the early stages of their degree programmes in engineering, who may have gaps in their mathematical knowledge which could impede their progress. These resources are designed to outline techniques or formula which students can use independently to revise a topic briefly, and then complete a few simple practice exercises. They were developed by Tony Croft who has used help leaflets similar to these in the Mathematics Learning Support Centre at Loughborough University.

The resources target Post 16 students, as they are a useful revision of key mathematical principles but some would be useful for students at Key Stage Three onwards.

## Resources

### Algebra

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover a wide range of algebraic topics, many of which are used in the field of engineering. They include, solving linear equations, quadratic equations, partial fractions, rearranging formulas, factorials and the laws of indices.

Comprehensive notes, with clear...

### Arithmetic

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover aspects of arithmetic, often used in the field of engineering. They include fractions and their associated arithmetic, calculations involving surds, using standard form, as well as understanding and drawing the graph of a function.

Comprehensive notes, with...

### Complex Numbers

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover aspects of complex numbers, often used in the field of engineering. They include the definition of a complex number and their associated arithmetic, the Argand diagram and polar form of a complex number, as well as the exponential form.

Comprehensive notes, with...

### Differentiation

Mathcentre provide these resources which cover aspects of differentiation, often used in the field of engineering. They include an introduction to differentiation and its uses, a table of common functions and their derivatives, as well as the rules used to enable the differentiation of a wide range of functions....