Guide to Essential Math, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124071589
  • ISBN-13: 9780124071582
  • DDC: 510
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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), which 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 2e features new problems and illustrations and features expanded chapters on matrix algebra and differential equations. Use of proven pedagogical techniques developed during the author's 40 years of teaching experience.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
To the Reader.
Preface to Second Edition.
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: Group Theory.
11: Multivariable Calculus.
12: Vector Analysis.
13: Partial Differential Equations and Special Functions.
14: Complex Variables.
About the Author.