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All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask

All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask
Mathematics for Science Students

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: May 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521436014

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  • This is an excellent tool kit for solving the mathematical problems encountered by undergraduates in physics and engineering. This second book in a two volume work introduces integral and differential calculus, waves, matrices, and eigenvectors. All mathematics needed for an introductory course in the physical sciences is included. The emphasis is on learning through understanding real examples, showing mathematics as a tool for understanding physical systems and their behavior, so that the student feels at home with real mathematical problems. Dr. Lyons brings a wealth of teaching experience to this refreshing textbook on the fundamentals of mathematics for physics and engineering.

    • Emphasis on applications to real situations, explaining why particular methods are successful
    • Makes students see maths as a valuable tool by cutting through the fog of theorems and dry analysis
    • Based on years of experience in class and teaching situations
    • Volume 2 covers different topics to volume 1: basically a complete course split into 1st year and 2nd year. Best as a pair
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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 Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521436014
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Louis Lyons, University of Oxford

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