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Mathematical techniques : An Introduction for the Engineering, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences - Dominic Jordan

Mathematical techniques

An Introduction for the Engineering, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

Paperback Published: 13th March 2008
ISBN: 9780199282012
Number Of Pages: 1008

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Mathematical concepts and theories underpin engineering and many of the physical sciences. Yet many engineering and science students find math challenging and even intimidating.
The fourth edition of Mathematical Techniques provides a complete course in mathematics, covering all the essential topics with which a physical sciences or engineering student should be familiar.
By breaking the subject into small, modular chapters, the book introduces and builds on concepts in a progressive, carefully-layered way - always with an emphasis on using math to the best effect, rather than relying on theoretical proofs.
With a huge array of end of chapter problems and new self-check questions, the fourth edition of Mathematical Techniques provides extensive opportunities for students to exercise and enhance their mathematical knowledge and skills.
Distinctive Features
- Over 500 worked out examples offer the reader valuable guidance when tackling problems.
- Self-check questions and over 2,000 end of chapter problems provide extensive opportunities for students to actively master the concepts presented.
- A series of projects at the end of the book encourage students to use mathematical software to further their understanding.
- An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students, including figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download; a downloadable solutions manual featuring worked solutions to all end of chapter problems (password protected); and mathematical-based programs relating to the projects featured at the end of the book .

Industry Reviews

`Review from previous edition This textbook offers an accessible and comprehensive grounding in many of the mathematical techniques required in the early stages of an engineering or science degree and also for the routine methods needed by first and second year mathematics students. ' Engineering Designer March/April 2003 `There are also significant changes in content in the opening chapter, where the foundation material has been expanded usefully. The authors do not attempt to dodge theoretical hurdles. They are careful to explain many of the less intuitive properties of functions and to highlight generalisations without becoming over abstract. ' Times Higher Education Supplement, November 2002 `Thoroughly recommended. ' Zentralblatt MATH, 993:2002

PART 1. ELEMENTARY METHODS, DIFFERENTIATION, COMPLEX NUMBERS 1: Standard functions and techniques 2: Differentiation 3: Further techniques for differentiation 4: Applications of differentiation 5: Taylor series and approximations 6: Complex numbers PART 2. MATRIX AND VECTOR ALGEBRA 7: Matrix algebra 8: Determinants 9: Elementary operations with vectors 10: The scalar product 11: Vector product 12: Linear algebraic equations 13: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors PART 3. INTEGRATION AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 14: Antidifferentiation and area 15: The definite and indefinite integral 16: Applications involving the integral as a sum 17: Systematic techniques for integration 18: Unforced linear differential equations with constant coefficients 19: Forced linear differential equations 20: Harmonic functions and the harmonic oscillator 21: Steady forced oscillations: phasors, impedance, transfer functions 22: Graphical, numerical, and other aspects of first-order equations 23: Nonlinear differential equations and the phase plane PART 4. TRANSFORMS AND FOURIER SERIES 24: The Laplace transform 25: Laplace and z transforms: applications 26: Fourier series 27: Fourier transforms PART 5. MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS 28: Differentiation of functions of two variables 29: Functions of two variables: geometry and formulae 30: Chain rules, restricted maxima, coordinate systems 31: Functions of any number of variables 32: Double integration 33: Line integrals 34: Vector fields: divergence and curl PART 6. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 35: Sets 36: Boolean algebra: logic gates and switching functions 37: Graph theory and its applications 38: Difference equations PART 7. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 39: Probability 40: Random variables and probability distributions 41: Descriptive statistics PART 8. PROJECTS 42: Applications projects using symbolic computing Self-tests: selected answers Answers to selected problems Appendices Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780199282012
ISBN-10: 0199282013
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1008
Published: 13th March 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 2.12
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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