Preface

After a year of freshman calculus, the basic mathematics training in science and engineering is usually completed during the second and the third years of the undergraduate curriculum. Students are usually required to take a sequence of three courses on the subjects of advanced calculus, differential equations, complex calculus, and introductory mathematical physics. Today, majority of the science and engineering departments are finding it convenient to use a single book that assures uniform formalism and a topical coverage in tune with their needs. The objective of Essentials of Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering is to equip students with the basic mathematical skills required by majority of the science and engineering undergraduate programs.

The book gives a coherent treatment of the selected topics with a style that makes the essential mathematical skills easily accessible to a multidisciplinary audience. Since the book is written in modular format, each chapter covers its subject thoroughly and thus can be read independently. This also makes the book very useful for self‐study and as reference or refresher for scientists. It is assumed that the reader has been exposed to two semesters of freshman calculus or has acquired an equivalent level of mathematical maturity.

The entire book contains a sufficient amount of material for a three‐semester course meeting three to four hours a week. Respecting the disparity of the mathematics courses offered throughout ...

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