Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (2nd ed.)

A Comprehensive Guide

by K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence

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  • 9780521890670
  • 9780511075056
The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook contains several major additions, including more than four hundred new exercises (with hints and answers). To match the mathematical preparation of current senior college and university entrants, the authors have included a preliminary chapter covering areas such as polynomial equations, trigonometric identities, coordinate geometry, partial fractions, binomial expansions, induction, and the proof of necessary and sufficient conditions. Elsewhere, matrix decompositions, nearly-singular matrices and non-square sets of linear equations are treated in detail. The presentation of probability has been reorganised and greatly extended, and includes all physically important distributions. New topics covered in a separate statistics chapter include estimator efficiency, distributions of samples, t- and F-tests for comparing means and variances, applications of the chi-squared distribution, and maximum likelihood and least-squares fitting. In other chapters the following topics have been added: linear recurrence relations, curvature, envelopes, curve-sketching, and more refined numerical methods.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780511075056
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
  • Author: K. F. Riley; M. P. Hobson; S. J. Bence
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521890670
  • 9780511075056

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From reviews of the first edition: '… the book provides scientists who need to use the tool of mathematics for practical purposes with a single, comprehensive book. I recommend this book not only to students in physics and engineering sciences, but also to students in other fields of natural sciences.' P. Steward, Optik

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521890670
  • 9780511075056