Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul
Applied Mathematics: Body & Soul is a mathematics education reform project developed at Chalmers University of Technology and includes a series of volumes and software. The program is motivated by the computer revolution opening new possibilitites of computational mathematical modeling in mathematics, science and engineering. It consists of a synthesis of Mathematical Analysis (Soul), Numerical Computation (Body) and Application. Volumes I-III present a modern version of Calculus and Linear Algebra, including constructive/numerical techniques and applications intended for undergraduate programs in engineering and science. Further volumes present topics such as Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics and Electro-Magnetics on an advanced undergraduate/graduate level.
Volume I (Derivatives and Geometry in R3) presents basics of Calculus starting with the construction of the natural, rational, real and complex numbers, and proceeding to analytic geometry in two and three space dimensions, Lipschitz continuous functions and derivatives, together with a variety of applications.
Volume II (Integrals and Geomtery in Rn) develops the Riemann integral as the solution to the problem of determining a function given its derivative, and proceeds to generalizations in the form of initial value problems for general systems of ordinary differential equations, including a variety of applications. Linear algebra including numerics is also presented.
Volume III (Calculus in Several Dimensions) presents Calculus in several variables including partial derivatives, multi-dimensional integrals, partial differential equations and finite element methods, together with a variety of applications modeled as systems of partial differential equations.
The authors are leading researchers in Computational Mathematics who have written various successful books.
Further information on Applied Mathematics: Body and Soul can be found at http://www.phi.chalmers.se/bodysoul/.
First comprehensive beginners' course for mathematics from an applications-oriented point of viewOriginally arose from course developed for chemical engineering students at the prestigious Chalmers University of TechnologyCovers all the undergraduate mathematics in calculus, analysis, and linear algebraPresents completely a new approach to mathematics teaching integrating computation from the very beginningHas been thoroughly class-testedCan be used for students in mathematics, engineering and scienceContains many sections on the historical development of computational mathematics, as well as many real applicationsAccompanying software with examples available via the internet