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Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

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K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson
Cambridge University Press, 31/03/2011
EAN 9780521192736, ISBN10: 0521192730

Paperback, 736 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 3.5 cm

This tutorial-style textbook develops the basic mathematical tools needed by first and second year undergraduates to solve problems in the physical sciences. Students gain hands-on experience through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Each chapter includes a summary of the main results, definitions and formulae. Over 270 worked examples show how to put the tools into practice. Around 170 self-test questions in the footnotes and 300 end-of-section exercises give students an instant check of their understanding. More than 450 end-of-chapter problems allow students to put what they have just learned into practice. Hints and outline answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the end of each chapter. Complete solutions to these problems can be found in the accompanying Student Solutions Manual. Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/foundation.