# Book:J.C. Anderson/Data and Formulae for Engineering Students/Second Edition

## J.C. Anderson, D.M. Hum, B.G. Neal and J.H. Whitelaw: Data and Formulae for Engineering Students (2nd Edition)

Published $\text {1969}$, Pergamon Press

ISBN 0 08 013988 4

### Contents

PREFACE
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
1. UNITS AND ABBREVIATIONS
1.1 Decimal Prefixes
1.2 SI units
(i) Basic units
(ii) Derived units
1.3 British and other units
2. UNIT CONVERSION FACTORS
3. PHYSICAL CONSTANTS
4. MATHEMATICS
4.1 Vector algebra
4.2 Series
4.3 Trigonometric identities and hyperbolic functions
4.4 Differential calculus
(ii) Leibniz's rule
(iii) Taylor's expansion
(iv) Taylor's series
(v) Partial differentiation
(vi) Stationary points of $\map f {x, y}$
(vii) Differential equations
4.5 Integral calculus
(i) An important substitution
(ii) Some indefinite integrals
(iii) Some definite integrals
(iv) Stirling's formula for $n!$
4.6 Laplace Transforms
4.7 Numerical analysis
(i) Approximate solution of an algebraic equation
(ii) Least-squares fitting of straight line
(iii) Finite-difference equation
(iv) Lagrange's interpolation formula
(v) Formulae for numerical integration
(vi) Richardson's error estimation formula for use with Simpson's rule
4.8 Fourier series
(i) General formulae
(ii) Special waveforms
5. STATISTICS
5.1 Frequency distributions for discrete random variables
5.2 Frequency distributions for continuous random variables
5.3 Confidence interval for mean of a normal distribution
5.4 Goodness of fit - the $\chi^2$ test
6. PROPERTIES OF LAMINAE AND SOLIDS
6.1 Pappus's theorems
6.2 Moments of inertia: general theorems
7. SCIENCE OF MATERIALS
7.1 Periodic Table of the Elements
7.2 Electronic Structure of the Elements
7.3 Some typical values of the Elements
(i) Metals (Copper, iron)
(ii) Semiconductors (Germanium, silicon)
8. THERMODNAMICS AND FLUID MECHANICS
8.1 Nomenclature
8.2 Thermodynamic definitions
8.3 Dimensionless groups
8.4 Temperature at the primary fixed points
8.5 Critical constants
8.6 Approximate physical properties at $20 \cels$, $1$ bar
8.7 Friction factor
8.8 Steam tables in SI units
9. MECHANICS AND STRUCTURES
9.1 Material constants
9.2 Beams bend about principal axis
9.3 Stress and strain transformations