Further Mathematics for the Physical SciencesISBN: 9780471866916
744 pages
June 2000

Description
Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences Further Mathematics
for the Physical Sciences aims to build upon the reader's knowledge
of basic mathematical methods, through a gradual progression to
more advanced methods and techniques. Carefully structured as a
series of selfpaced and selfcontained chapters, this text covers
the essential and most important techniques needed by physical
science students. Starting with complex numbers, the text then
moves on to cover vector algebra, determinants, matrices,
differentiation, integration, differential equations and finally
vector calculus, all within an applied environment. The reader is
guided through these different techniques with the help of numerous
worked examples, applications, problems, figures and summaries. The
authors aim to provide highquality and thoroughly classtested
material to meet the changing needs of science students. Further
Mathematics for the Physical Sciences:
* Is a carefully structured text, with selfcontained chapters.
* Gradually introduces mathematical techniques within an applied environment.
* Includes many worked examples, applications, problems and summaries in each chapter.
Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences will be invaluable to all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure will make it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
* Is a carefully structured text, with selfcontained chapters.
* Gradually introduces mathematical techniques within an applied environment.
* Includes many worked examples, applications, problems and summaries in each chapter.
Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences will be invaluable to all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure will make it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
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Table of Contents
COMPLEX NUMBERS.
Introducing Complex Numbers.
Polar Representation of Complex Numbers.
Demoivre's Theorem and Complex Algebra.
VECTOR ALGEBRA.
Scalar Products of Vectors.
Vector Products of Vectors.
DETERMINANTS AND MATRICES.
Determinants.
Matrices.
DIFFERENTIATION, EXPANSION AND APPROXIMATION.
Expansions and Approximations.
Taylor Expansions and Polynomial Approximations.
Hyperbolic Functions and Differentiation.
INTEGRATION, SUMMATION AND AVERAGING.
Areas, Volumes and Averages.
Special Integration Techniques.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Formulating and Classifying Differential Equations.
Solving FirstOrder Differential Equations.
Solving SecondOrder Differential Equations.
Waves and Partial Differential Equations.
VECTOR CALCULUS.
Differentiating Vectors.
Integrating Vectors.
Appendix.
Answers and Comments.
Index.
Introducing Complex Numbers.
Polar Representation of Complex Numbers.
Demoivre's Theorem and Complex Algebra.
VECTOR ALGEBRA.
Scalar Products of Vectors.
Vector Products of Vectors.
DETERMINANTS AND MATRICES.
Determinants.
Matrices.
DIFFERENTIATION, EXPANSION AND APPROXIMATION.
Expansions and Approximations.
Taylor Expansions and Polynomial Approximations.
Hyperbolic Functions and Differentiation.
INTEGRATION, SUMMATION AND AVERAGING.
Areas, Volumes and Averages.
Special Integration Techniques.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Formulating and Classifying Differential Equations.
Solving FirstOrder Differential Equations.
Solving SecondOrder Differential Equations.
Waves and Partial Differential Equations.
VECTOR CALCULUS.
Differentiating Vectors.
Integrating Vectors.
Appendix.
Answers and Comments.
Index.
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The Wiley Advantage
 Teaches the mathematics within a physics environment.
 Each chapter is selfcontained to allow for flexibility in the order subjects can be covered.
 Chapters include opening questions, worked examples, student exercises and summaries.
 Thoroughly reviewed and edited over a number of years resulting in a well developed and accurate text.
 Equally valuable on traditional courses, as well as distance learning courses.
 Supplements include a solutions manual, and web site.
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