Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Scientists 1
Pedagogical insights gained through 30 years of teaching applied mathematics led the author to write this set of student oriented books. Topics such as complex analysis, matrix theory, vector and tensor analysis, Fourier analysis, integral transforms, ordinary and partial differential equations are presented in a discursive style that is readable and easy to follow. Numerous clearly stated, completely worked out examples together with carefully selected problem sets with answers are used to enhance students' understanding and manipulative skill. The goal is to make students comfortable and confident in using advanced mathematical tools in junior, senior, and beginning graduate courses.
A discursive style that is readable and easy to follow yet without slighting relevant mathematicsMathematics are presented in physical and/or historical contexts without stifling formal languageNumerous clearly stated, completely worked out examplesCarefully selected problem sets with answers to help developing students' manipulative skill and confidence without frustrating and overwhelming themWell organized subjects and detailed table of contents to give students an overview of what they are learningSelf-contained chapters so that topics can be selectively studied References to computer algebraic systems for symbolic manipulations, to computer program packages for large scale numerical calculations