Guide to Analysis

Author: F. Mary Hart

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349093904

Category: Applied mathematics

Page: 202

View: 8263

Guide to Analysis aims to minimise the difficulties which arise from the contrast between analysis and sixth form mathematics. It includes historical notes and anecdotes which will help the reader to appreciate how the subject developed to its present form. Plenty of worked and unworked examples, the latter with hints for solution and answers, are also included.
Posted in Applied mathematics

Guide to Linear Algebra

Author: David A. Towers

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349093181

Category: Algebra

Page: 220

View: 2741

This textbook offers a carefully paced and sympathetic treatment of linear algebra, assuming knowledge only of the basic notation and elementary ideas of set theory. It progresses gradually to the more powerful and abstract notions of linear algebra, providing exercises which test and develop the reader's understanding at the end of each section. Full answers are given for most of the exercises to facilitate self-paced study.
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Guide to Mathematical Modelling

Author: Dilwyn Edwards,Mike Hamson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349100420

Category: Applied mathematics

Page: 277

View: 1310

The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is eloquently conveyed in this book, and draws the reader very quickly into active investigation of the problems posed. By providing plenty of modelling examples from a wide variety of fields - most of which are familiar from everyday life - the book shows how to apply mathematical ideas to situations which would not previously have been considered to be 'mathematical' in character.
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A Student's Guide to Data and Error Analysis

Author: Herman J. C. Berendsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 919

All students taking laboratory courses within the physical sciences and engineering will benefit from this book, whilst researchers will find it an invaluable reference. This concise, practical guide brings the reader up-to-speed on the proper handling and presentation of scientific data and its inaccuracies. It covers all the vital topics with practical guidelines, computer programs (in Python), and recipes for handling experimental errors and reporting experimental data. In addition to the essentials, it also provides further background material for advanced readers who want to understand how the methods work. Plenty of examples, exercises and solutions are provided to aid and test understanding, whilst useful data, tables and formulas are compiled in a handy section for easy reference.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

A Guide to Functional Analysis

Author: Steven G. Krantz

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883853574

Category: Mathematics

Page: 150

View: 9533

This book is a quick but precise and careful introduction to the subject of functional analysis. It covers the basic topics that can be found in a basic graduate analysis text. But it also covers more sophisticated topics such as spectral theory, convexity, and fixed-point theorems. A special feature of the book is that it contains a great many examples and even some applications. It concludes with a statement and proof of Lomonosov's dramatic result about invariant subspaces.
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Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics

Author: Eberhard Zeidler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1284

View: 1017

The Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics is one of the leading handbooks on mathematics available. It presents a comprehensive modern picture of mathematics and emphasises the relations between the different branches of mathematics, and the applications of mathematics in engineering and the natural sciences. The Oxford User's Guide covers a broad spectrum of mathematics starting with the basic material and progressing on to more advanced topics that have come to the fore in the last few decades. The book is organised into mathematical sub-disciplines including analysis, algebra, geometry, foundations of mathematics, calculus of variations and optimisation, theory of probability and mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics and scientific computing, and history of mathematics. The book is supplemented by numerous tables on infinite series, special functions, integrals, integral transformations, mathematical statistics, and fundamental constants in physics. It also includes a comprehensive bibliography of key contemporary literature as well as an extensive glossary and index. The wealth of material, reaching across all levels and numerous sub-disciplines, makes The Oxford User's Guide to Mathematics an invaluable reference source for students of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences, as well as teachers, practitioners, and researchers in industry and academia.
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A Student's Guide to Dimensional Analysis

Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107161150

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 6442

This introduction to dimensional analysis covers the methods, history and formalisation of the field, and provides physics and engineering applications. Covering topics from mechanics, hydro- and electrodynamics to thermal and quantum physics, it illustrates the possibilities and limitations of dimensional analysis. Introducing basic physics and fluid engineering topics through the mathematical methods of dimensional analysis, this book is perfect for students in physics, engineering and mathematics. Explaining potentially unfamiliar concepts such as viscosity and diffusivity, the text includes worked examples and end-of-chapter problems with answers provided in an accompanying appendix, which help make it ideal for self-study. Long-standing methodological problems arising in popular presentations of dimensional analysis are also identified and solved, making the book a useful text for advanced students and professionals.
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A Guide to Advanced Real Analysis

Author: G. B. Folland

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883853436

Category: Mathematics

Page: 107

View: 7919

A concise guide to the core material in a graduate level real analysis course.
Posted in Mathematics

A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Julia Kregenow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034949

Category: Science

Page: 205

View: 5788

Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.
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Guide to Mathematical Methods

Author: John Gilbert,Camilla R. Jordan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403914567

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 9748

A second edition of this text for science and engineering undergraduates which introduces the mathematical techniques and tools needed to solve the mathematical problems they will face on the first year of their course. Updated and revised by Camilla Jordan, the book now has additional examples and practice your skills sections. As with other titles in the Mathematical Guides series, this book is designed to enable students to acquire confidence and provides a solid foundation for further study
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A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

Author: Mark Fox

Publisher: Student's Guides

ISBN: 1107188733

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 9647

A concise overview of the fundamental concepts and applications of atomic physics for students including examples, problems, and diagrams of key concepts.
Posted in Science

The Manga Guide to Calculus

Author: Hiroyuki Kojima,Shin Togami,Co Ltd Becom

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 7893

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye. In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor). Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to: –Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change –Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral –Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions –Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions –Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're looking for in The Manga Guide to Calculus. This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.
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A Student's Guide to Entropy

Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470048

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 8852

Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book also features a glossary giving definitions for all essential terms, a time line showing important developments, and list of books for further study. It is an ideal supplement to undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.
Posted in Science

The Foundations of Mathematics

Author: Ian Stewart,David Orme Tall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198531654

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 1084

"There are many textbooks available for a so-called transition course from calculus to abstract mathematics. I have taught this course several times and always find it problematic. The Foundations of Mathematics (Stewart and Tall) is a horse of a different color. The writing is excellent and there is actually some useful mathematics. I definitely like this book."--The Bulletin of Mathematics Books
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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, Second Edition

Author: Jane E. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618580X

Category: Reference

Page: 360

View: 1773

Earning praise from scientists, journalists, faculty, and students, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers has helped thousands of writers communicate data clearly and effectively. Its publication offered a much-needed bridge between good quantitative analysis and clear expository writing, using straightforward principles and efficient prose. With this new edition, Jane Miller draws on a decade of additional experience and research, expanding her advice on reaching everyday audiences and further integrating non-print formats. Miller, an experienced teacher of research methods, statistics, and research writing, opens by introducing a set of basic principles for writing about numbers, then presents a toolkit of techniques that can be applied to prose, tables, charts, and presentations. Throughout the book, she emphasizes flexibility, showing writers that different approaches work for different kinds of data and different types of audiences. The second edition adds a chapter on writing about numbers for lay audiences, explaining how to avoid overwhelming readers with jargon and technical issues. Also new is an appendix comparing the contents and formats of speeches, research posters, and papers, to teach writers how to create all three types of communication without starting each from scratch. An expanded companion website includes new multimedia resources such as slide shows and podcasts that illustrate the concepts and techniques, along with an updated study guide of problem sets and suggested course extensions. This continues to be the only book that brings together all the tasks that go into writing about numbers, integrating advice on finding data, calculating statistics, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose all in one volume. Field-tested with students and professionals alike, this holistic book is the go-to guide for everyone who writes or speaks about numbers.
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MATLAB Guide, Third Edition

Author: Desmond J. Higham,Nicholas J. Higham

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611974666

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 1050

MATLAB is an interactive system for numerical computation that is widely used for teaching and research in industry and academia. It provides a modern programming language and problem solving environment, with powerful data structures, customizable graphics, and easy-to-use editing and debugging tools. This third edition of MATLAB Guide completely revises and updates the best-selling second edition and is more than 30 percent longer. The book remains a lively, concise introduction to the most popular and important features of MATLAB and the Symbolic Math Toolbox. Key features are a tutorial in Chapter 1 that gives a hands-on overview of MATLAB; a thorough treatment of MATLAB mathematics, including the linear algebra and numerical analysis functions and the differential equation solvers; and a web page at http://www.siam.org/books/ot150 that provides example program files, updates, and links to MATLAB resources. The new edition contains color figures throughout; includes pithy discussions of related topics in new ?Asides" boxes that augment the text; has new chapters on the Parallel Computing Toolbox, object-oriented programming, graphs, and large data sets; covers important new MATLAB data types such as categorical arrays, string arrays, tall arrays, tables, and timetables; contains more on MATLAB workflow, including the Live Editor and unit tests; and fully reflects major updates to the MATLAB graphics system. This book is suitable for both beginners and more experienced users, including students, researchers, and practitioners.
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A Student's Guide to Numerical Methods

Author: Ian H. Hutchinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107095670

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 3323

A plain language style, worked examples and exercises help students to understand the foundations of computational physics and engineering.
Posted in Computers

A Student's Guide to Waves

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Laura Kinnaman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107054869

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 8668

Written to complement course textbooks, this book focuses on the topics that undergraduates in physics and engineering find most difficult.
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The Real Analysis Lifesaver

All the Tools You Need to Understand Proofs

Author: Raffi Grinberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088313X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

View: 3785

Real analysis is difficult. For most students, in addition to learning new material about real numbers, topology, and sequences, they are also learning to read and write rigorous proofs for the first time. The Real Analysis Lifesaver is an innovative guide that helps students through their first real analysis course while giving them the solid foundation they need for further study in proof-based math. Rather than presenting polished proofs with no explanation of how they were devised, The Real Analysis Lifesaver takes a two-step approach, first showing students how to work backwards to solve the crux of the problem, then showing them how to write it up formally. It takes the time to provide plenty of examples as well as guided "fill in the blanks" exercises to solidify understanding. Newcomers to real analysis can feel like they are drowning in new symbols, concepts, and an entirely new way of thinking about math. Inspired by the popular Calculus Lifesaver, this book is refreshingly straightforward and full of clear explanations, pictures, and humor. It is the lifesaver that every drowning student needs. The essential “lifesaver” companion for any course in real analysis Clear, humorous, and easy-to-read style Teaches students not just what the proofs are, but how to do them—in more than 40 worked-out examples Every new definition is accompanied by examples and important clarifications Features more than 20 “fill in the blanks” exercises to help internalize proof techniques Tried and tested in the classroom
Posted in Mathematics