All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask: Mathematics Applied to Science (All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask 2 Volume Paperback Set) (Volume 1)

  • Publish Date: 1995-10-27
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Louis Lyons
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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.