The teaching of Mathematics to engineering and science students is a real challenge. Their mathematical skills may surpass those of students of mathematics per se. However, there is a need for the instructor to make students feel that the topics are relevant to them. A typical student of mathematics is quite comfortable when the instructor starts a topic with a definition, gives some examples and goes on to prove theorems, whereas an engineering or a science student often wonders why a lot of fuss is made about simple things in the name of mathematical rigor. While it is true that students should eventually become rigorous in their approach to problem solving, undue stress on mathematical rigor right from the start may distract many potentially ...

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