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- Oxford University Press

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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.

Mathematical concepts and theories underpin much of the physical sciences and engineering. Yet maths is a subject that many students find challenging, and even intimidating - despite it being so central to their field of study.

Mathematical Techniques provides a complete course in mathematics, covering all the essential topics with which a physical sciences or engineering student
should be familiar.

By breaking the subject into small, modular chapters, the book introduces and builds on concepts in a progressive, carefully-layered way - always with an emphasis on how to use the power of maths to best effect, rather than on theoretical proofs of the maths presented.

With a huge array of end of chapter problems, and new self-check questions, the fourth edition of Mathematical Techniques provides extensive opportunities for students to build their confidence in the best way possible: by using the maths for themselves.

Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features the
following materials for all users of the book:

· Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download · A downloadable solutions manual, featuring worked solutions to all end of chapter problems · Mathematica-based programs, relating to the Projects featured at the end of the book

Readership: Undergraduate students in the physical, engineering, and mathematical sciences.

Dominic Jordan, Mathematics Department, Keele University, UK., and Peter Smith, School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University, UK.

Review(s) from previous edition

"This textbook offers an accessible and comprehensive grounding in many of the mathematical techniques required in the early stages of an engineering or science degree and also for the routine methods needed by first and second year mathematics students.
- Engineering Designer March/April 2003

"There are also significant changes in content in the opening chapter, where the foundation material has been expanded usefully. The authors do not attempt to dodge theoretical hurdles. They are careful to explain many of the less intuitive properties of functions and to highlight generalisations without becoming over abstract.
" - Times Higher Education Supplement, November 2002

PART 1. ELEMENTARY METHODS, DIFFERENTIATION, COMPLEX NUMBERS
1: Standard functions and techniques
2: Differentiation
3: Further techniques for differentiation
4: Applications of differentiation
5: Taylor series and approximations
6: Complex numbers PART 2. MATRIX AND VECTOR ALGEBRA
7: Matrix algebra
8: Determinants
9: Elementary operations with vectors
10: The scalar product
11: Vector product
12: Linear algebraic equations
13: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors PART 3. INTEGRATION AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
14: Antidifferentiation and area
15: The definite and indefinite integral
16: Applications involving the integral as a sum
17: Systematic techniques for integration
18: Unforced linear differential equations with constant coefficients
19: Forced linear differential equations
20: Harmonic functions and the harmonic oscillator
21: Steady forced oscillations: phasors, impedance, transfer functions
22: Graphical, numerical, and other aspects of first-order equations
23: Nonlinear differential equations and the phase plane PART 4. TRANSFORMS AND FOURIER SERIES
24: The Laplace transform
25: Laplace and z transforms: applications
26: Fourier series
27: Fourier transforms PART 5. MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS
28: Differentiation of functions of two variables
29: Functions of two variables: geometry and formulae
30: Chain rules, restricted maxima, coordinate systems
31: Functions of any number of variables
32: Double integration
33: Line integrals
34: Vector fields: divergence and curl PART 6. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
35: Sets
36: Boolean algebra: logic gates and switching functions
37: Graph theory and its applications
38: Difference equations PART 7. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
39: Probability
40: Random variables and probability distributions
41: Descriptive statistics PART 8. PROJECTS
42: Applications projects using symbolic computing Self-tests: selected answers Answers to selected problems Appendices Further reading Index

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