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Published: 13 March 2008

1,008 Pages | 500 figures


ISBN: 9780199282012

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Mathematical Techniques

An Introduction for the Engineering, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

Fourth Edition

Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith

  • Short, modular chapters make the book flexible enough to be used on a wide variety of courses.
  • Over 500 worked examples show how the techniques are applied and offer valuable guidance for the reader when tackling the problems.
  • Self-check questions and over 2000 end of chapter problems provide extensive opportunities for students to actively master the concepts presented.
  • Emphasis on methods and applications keeps students moving through the subject without being slowed down by detailed mathematical proofs.
  • A series of Projects at the end of the book encourage student to use mathematical software to develop further their understanding of the concepts covered.
  • The Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students, to enhance the value of the book as a teaching and learning tool.

New to this Edition:

  • Each chapter opens with a new introduction, which explains the content and aim of the chapter, and places it in context for the student.
  • The whole text has been reviewed with an eye on increasing clarity.
  • New self-check questions appear at the end of most sections to augment the end of chapter problems, giving students an additional opportunity to check their understanding.
  • A new appendix covers one-dimensional analysis and units.
  • Topics undergoing particular revision include conic sections, complex numbers, linear dependence, nonlinear differential equations, stationary values, infinite integrals, vector calculus, and difference equations.

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