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Essential Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

Thomas J. Pence, Michigan State University, Indrek S. Wichman, Michigan State University


This text is geared toward students who have an undergraduate degree or extensive coursework in engineering or the physical sciences and who wish to develop their understanding of the essential topics of applied mathematics. The methods covered in the chapters form the core of analysis in engineering and the physical sciences. Readers will learn the solutions, techniques, and approaches that they will use as academic researchers or industrial R&D specialists. For example, they will be able to understand the fundamentals…

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  • Ideally suited for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in engineering or the physical sciences seeking to learn the essential topics of applied mathematics
  • Clear, accessible, and engaging, with numerous worked examples and challenge questions to provide practice and ensure mastery
  • Includes over 430 exercises, within chapters as well as at end of chapters; solutions to over half of the exercises are available to instructors online
  • Provides computational challenge exercise for each chapter, with MATHEMATICA and MATLAB® solutions available online for instructors
  • Offers presentation lecture slides for two dozen key topics

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