All You Wanted to Know About Mathematics But Were Afraid to Ask: Volume 2

All You Wanted to Know About Mathematics But Were Afraid to Ask: Volume 2 : Mathematics for Science Students

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This book, first published in 1998, is the second in a two volume work and introduces integral and differential calculus, waves, matrices, and eigenvectors for undergraduates in physics and engineering. Together, the two volumes cover all the mathematics needed for an introductory course in the physical sciences. The approach taken is to learn through understanding real examples, showing mathematics as a tool for understanding physical systems and their behaviour. The aim is to make the student feel at home with real problems by creating a toolkit through a wide range of examples. The traditional approach of teaching theory for its own sake is not used in this course. Dr. Lyons brings a wealth of teaching experience to this refreshing textbook on the fundamentals of mathematics for physics and engineering.show more

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'... a compendium of explanations of applications of mathematics in physics, designed to be dipped into and to inspire thought ... once the book is opened, be warned, you are likely to be hooked ...'. Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Eduction Supplementshow more

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Chapter titles for volume 1; Preface; 9. Integrals; 10. Vector operators; 11. Partial differential equations; 12. Fourier series; 13. Normal modes; 14. Waves; 15. Matrices; 16. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues; Appendix; Index.show more

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