A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students

A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students

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Never let rusty mathematics skills hinder success in your engineering or science courses! Here are just some of the questions answered in this book: How can: BLa logarithm be converted from one base to another? (Chapter 7) BLsimultaneous linear equations be solved by hand painlessly? (Chapter 9) BLsome infinities be bigger than others? (Epilogue) Designed for undergraduate students, A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students provides a valuable reference for a wide variety of topics in precalculus mathematics. The presentation is brief and to-the-point, but also precise, accurate, and complete. Learn how to read mathematical discourse, write mathematics appropriately, and think in a way that is conducive to solving mathematical problems. Topics covered include: logic, sets, numbers, sequences, functions, powers and roots, exponentials and logarithms, possibility and probability, matrices, Euclidean geometry, analytic geometry, and the application of mathematics to experimental data. The epilogue introduces advanced topics from calculus and beyond.A large appendix offers 360 problems with fully detailed solutions so students can assess their basic mathematical knowledge and practice their skills.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 130 line illus.
  • 0195327756
  • 9780195327755
  • 2,006,374

About Jerome R. Breitenbach

Jerome R. Breitenbach is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His research interests include telecommunications, signal processing, and the foundations of mathematics. He has been honored with several awards including, from his students at Cal Poly, "The Instructor from Whom I Learned the Most". His essay http://www.ee.calpoly.edu/~jbreiten/htbas.html "How to be a Student" is available on the Internet and has received numerous appreciative responses from all over the world.show more

Table of contents

Preface ; Prologue: Reading, Writing, and Thinking Mathematics ; 1. Logic ; 2. Sets ; 3. Numbers ; 4. Sequences ; 5. Functions ; 6. Powers and Roots ; 7. Exponentials and Logarithms ; 8. Possibility and Probability ; 9. Matrices ; 10. Euclidean Geometry ; 11. Analytic Geometry ; 12. Mathematics in Practice ; Epilogue: A Glimpse of Things to Come ; Appendix: Problems with Solutions ; Bibliography ; List of Notation ; Indexshow more

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