Guide to Essential Math: a Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students, 2e

Guide to Essential Math: a Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students, 2e : A Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students

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This book reminds students in junior, senior and graduate level courses in physics, chemistry and engineering of the math they may have forgotten (or learned imperfectly) that is needed to succeed in science courses. The focus is on math actually used in physics, chemistry, and engineering, and the approach to mathematics begins with 12 examples of increasing complexity, designed to hone the student's ability to think in mathematical terms and to apply quantitative methods to scientific problems. Detailed illustrations and links to reference material online help further comprehension. The second edition features new problems and illustrations and features expanded chapters on matrix algebra and differential equations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 24mm | 559.99g
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0124071635
  • 9780124071636
  • 1,554,264

Table of contents

1 Mathematical Thinking 2. Numbers 3 Algebra 4 Trigonometry 5 Analytic Geometry 6 Calculus 7 Series and Integrals 8 Differential Equations 9 Matrix Algebra 10 Multivariable Calculus 11 Vector Analysis 12 Special Functions 13 Complex Variables
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Review quote

"Blinder throws a life saver to upper-level and early graduate students of physics, chemistry, and engineering who passed the prerequisite freshman and sophomore mathematics courses but are now discovering that they did not really learn very much. All the information is still in their heads, he says, it just needs to be found, dusted off, and loosened up with some exercise."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
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