Synopses & Reviews
Basic Mathematics for the Physical Sciences Basic Mathematics for the Physical Sciences provides a thorough introduction to the essential mathematical techniques needed in the physical sciences. Carefully structured as a series of self-paced and self-contained chapters, this text covers the basic techniques on which more advanced material is built. Starting with arithmetic and algebra, the text then moves on to cover basic elements of geometry, vector algebra, differentiation and finally integration, all within an applied environment. The reader is guided through these different techniques with the help of numerous worked examples, applications, problems, figures, and summaries. The authors aim to provide high-quality and thoroughly class-tested material to meet the changing needs of science students. Basic Mathematics for the Physical Sciences:
* Is a carefully structured text, with self-contained chapters.
* Gradually introduces mathematical techniques within an applied environment.
* Includes many worked examples, applications, problems, and summaries in each chapter.
Basic Mathematics for the Physical Sciences will be invaluable to all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure will make it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
Synopsis
This introduction to basic math assumes little prior knowledge, and starts from first principles. Concepts are gradually introduced, and users are helped by plentiful worked examples and then encouraged to attempt problems. For the more mathematically able, "fast track" questions are provided at the start of each module to assess the reader's level of understanding, enabling them to skip sections they feel they understand.
Synopsis
Basic Mathematics for the Physical Sciences will be invaluable to all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure will make it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
Synopsis
Diese Einführung in die Mathematik für Naturwissenschaftler, insbesondere Physiker, setzt kaum Vorkenntnisse voraus und beginnt bei den Grundlagen. Schrittweise werden Begriffe eingeführt, anhand eingängiger Beispiele erläutert und durch Übungsaufgaben gefestigt. Zu Beginn jedes Moduls kann der Leser seinen Kenntnisstand anhand von Testfragen überprüfen und so entscheiden, welche Themen übersprungen werden können. (02/00)
Synopsis
This textbook provides a thorough introduction to the essential mathematical techniques needed in the physical sciences. Carefully structured as a series of self-paced and self-contained chapters, this text covers the basic techniques on which more advanced material is built. Starting with arithmetic and algebra, the text then moves on to cover basic elements of geometry, vector algebra, differentiation and finally integration, all within an applied environment. The reader is guided through these different techniques with the help of numerous worked examples, applications, problems, figures, and summaries. The authors provide high-quality and thoroughly class-tested material to meet the changing needs of science students.
The book:
* Is a carefully structured text, with self-contained chapters.
* Gradually introduces mathematical techniques within an applied environment.
* Includes many worked examples, applications, problems, and summaries in each chapter.
This text is an essential resource for all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure makes it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
Table of Contents
BASIC ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA.
Introducing Arithmetic and Algebra.
Numbers, Units and Physical Quantities.
Functions and Graphs.
Solving Equations.
Trigonometric Functions.
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Hyperbolic Functions.
BASIC GEOMETRY.
Introducing Geometry.
Coordinate Geometry.
Conic Sections.
BASIC VECTOR ALGEBRA.
Introducing Scalars and Vectors.
Working with Vectors.
BASIC DIFFERENTIATION.
Introducing Differentiation.
Differentiating Simple Functions.
Differentiating Composite Functions.
Stationary Points and Graph Sketching.
BASIC INTEGRATION.
Introducing Integration.
Integrating Simple Functions.
Integrating by Parts and by Substitution.
Appendix.
Answers and Comments.
Index.