Synopses & Reviews
Physics and engineering students need a clear understanding of mathematics in order to solve a vast array of problems posed to them in coursework. Unfortunately, in many textbooks, mathematical proofs and techniques obscure a fundamental understanding of the physical principles. In a clear and didactic manner, this book explains to the student why particular advanced mathematical techniques are useful for solving certain problems. The aim is to convey a deeper appreciation of mathematical methods that are applicable to physics and engineering through a discussion of a wide range of real physical problems. The topics covered include simultaneous equations, three-dimensional geometry and vectors, complex numbers, differential equations, partial derivatives, Taylor series, and Lagrange multipliers.
Review
"Professor Lyons has the ability to reach students and expand their minds mathematically." Journal of College Science Teaching
Synopsis
Practical and entertaining maths for science, addressing the real world rather than dry theorems.
Synopsis
Practical and entertaining maths for science, addressing the real world rather than dry theorems.
Synopsis
Aims to make students feel at home with mathematics as applied to science, without fogging the issues with a plethora of formal proofs.
Synopsis
Geared to the specific needs of physics and engineering students, the aim of this textbook is to convey a deeper appreciation of advanced mathematical methods and problem-solving techniques through a discussion of a wide range of real physical problems.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Simultaneous equations; 2. Three-dimensional geometry; 3. Vectors; 4. Complex numbers; 5. Differential equations; 6. Partial derivatives; 7. Taylor series; 8. Lagrange multipliers; Appendix 1. Basic techniques; Appendix 2. Useful formulae.