Synopses & Reviews
A one-stop review of all of the basic math a scientist needs.
Unique among mathematics texts and handbooks, Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers is a one-stop resource on topics that are normally treated in separate texts. It presents the basic math needed by professionals and students in all areas of engineering and science—to understand advances in modern technology, prepare for professional exams, or simply to brush up on skills that were acquired long ago.
The focus is on practical applications and exercises rather than theory. Each chapter reviews important principles and methods and offers copious examples. Exercises are set in boxes and are designed to make the reader an active participant in the review process while minimizing nonessential repetition. Solutions are separated from exercises to allow for self-paced review. Topics covered include:
- Algebra
- Geometry, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and hyperbolic functions
- Vectors, matrices, and linear algebra
- Differential calculus, integral calculus, and special integrals
- Partial derivatives
- Ordinary differential equations and ODE solution techniques
- Partial differential equations.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-252) and index.
About the Author
JOHN R. FANCHI holds a PhD in physics from the University of Houston. His work includes two books and more than thirty technical publications. He has taught academic and industrial courses, and he has developed and applied many different types of computer models for industry and government.
Table of Contents
Algebra;
Geometry, Trigonometry and Hyperbolic Functions;
Analytic Geometry;
Linear Algebra I;
Linear Algebra II;
Differential Calculus;
Partial Derivatives;
Integral Calculus;
Special Integrals;
Ordinary Differential Equations;
Ode Solution Techniques;
Partial Differential Equations;
Solutions to Exercises;
References.