Guide to Essential Math

A Review for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Students

Author: Sy M. Blinder

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080559670

Category: Science

Page: 312

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This book reminds students in junior, senior and graduate level courses in physics, chemistry and engineering of the math they may have forgotten (or learned imperfectly) which is needed to succeed in science courses. The focus is on math actually used in physics, chemistry and engineering, and the approach to mathematics begins with 12 examples of increasing complexity, designed to hone the student's ability to think in mathematical terms and to apply quantitative methods to scientific problems. By the author's design, no problems are included in the text, to allow the students to focus on their science course assignments. - Highly accessible presentation of fundamental mathematical techniques needed in science and engineering courses - Use of proven pedagogical techniques develolped during the author’s 40 years of teaching experience - illustrations and links to reference material on World-Wide-Web - Coverage of fairly advanced topics, including vector and matrix algebra, partial differential equations, special functions and complex variables
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Mathematics Applied to Engineering

Author: Mangey Ram,J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128104368

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

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Mathematics Applied to Engineering presents a comprehensive range of mathematics applied in various fields of engineering. A wide array of applied mathematical techniques for an equally wide range of engineering applications are discussed in each chapter, such as those practiced in civil engineering, extensively in physics, the use of the finite element method and differential equations in mechanical engineering, applications of numerical simulation, combinatorics, genetic algorithms in computer science engineering, the use of fuzzy theory in electronics, and more. Covers many mathematical techniques for robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, HCI and machinability Describes different algorithms, such as the genetic algorithm Explains different modeling techniques and simulations
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Scientific Computing

Vol. III - Approximation and Integration

Author: John A. Trangenstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319691104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 592

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This is the third of three volumes providing a comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals of scientific computing. This volume discusses topics that depend more on calculus than linear algebra, in order to prepare the reader for solving differential equations. This book and its companions show how to determine the quality of computational results, and how to measure the relative efficiency of competing methods. Readers learn how to determine the maximum attainable accuracy of algorithms, and how to select the best method for computing problems. This book also discusses programming in several languages, including C++, Fortran and MATLAB. There are 90 examples, 200 exercises, 36 algorithms, 40 interactive JavaScript programs, 91 references to software programs and 1 case study. Topics are introduced with goals, literature references and links to public software. There are descriptions of the current algorithms in GSLIB and MATLAB. This book could be used for a second course in numerical methods, for either upper level undergraduates or first year graduate students. Parts of the text could be used for specialized courses, such as nonlinear optimization or iterative linear algebra.
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Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering

Author: Selçuk S. Bayin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119425395

Category: Education

Page: 864

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A Practical, Interdisciplinary Guide to Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Second Edition, provides students and scientists with a detailed mathematical reference for advanced analysis and computational methodologies. Making complex tools accessible, this invaluable resource is designed for both the classroom and the practitioners; the modular format allows flexibility of coverage, while the text itself is formatted to provide essential information without detailed study. Highly practical discussion focuses on the “how-to” aspect of each topic presented, yet provides enough theory to reinforce central processes and mechanisms. Recent growing interest in interdisciplinary studies has brought scientists together from physics, chemistry, biology, economy, and finance to expand advanced mathematical methods beyond theoretical physics. This book is written with this multi-disciplinary group in mind, emphasizing practical solutions for diverse applications and the development of a new interdisciplinary science. Revised and expanded for increased utility, this new Second Edition: Includes over 60 new sections and subsections more useful to a multidisciplinary audience Contains new examples, new figures, new problems, and more fluid arguments Presents a detailed discussion on the most frequently encountered special functions in science and engineering Provides a systematic treatment of special functions in terms of the Sturm-Liouville theory Approaches second-order differential equations of physics and engineering from the factorization perspective Includes extensive discussion of coordinate transformations and tensors, complex analysis, fractional calculus, integral transforms, Green's functions, path integrals, and more Extensively reworked to provide increased utility to a broader audience, this book provides a self-contained three-semester course for curriculum, self-study, or reference. As more scientific disciplines begin to lean more heavily on advanced mathematical analysis, this resource will prove to be an invaluable addition to any bookshelf.
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A Student's Guide to Entropy

Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470048

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book also features a glossary giving definitions for all essential terms, a time line showing important developments, and list of books for further study. It is an ideal supplement to undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.
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Physik für Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692576

Category: Science

Page: 404

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Von Ampere bis Zentripetalkraft – alles, was Sie über Physik wissen müssen Lässt Thermodynamik Sie kalt? Stößt Magnetismus Sie ab? Oder springt der Funke der Elektrizität einfach nicht auf Sie über? Kein Problem, Physik für Dummies entführt auch die, die damit eigentlich nichts am Hut haben, in die faszinierende Welt der Physik. Steve Holzner stellt Ihnen physikalische Phänomene vor und erklärt die dahinterstehenden Naturgesetze samt der notwendigen mathematischen Grundlagen. Egal ob Energie, Wärme oder Licht, alles wird mit ausführlichen Beispielen und anschauli‐ chen Abbildungen erläutert. Nach jedem Kapitel finden Sie Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen, mit denen Sie das Gelernte festigen können.
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Guide to College Majors 2008

Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Major

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375766374

Category: Education

Page: 837

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Provides information on more than four hundred undergraduate majors, including related fields, sample college curricula, suggested high school preparation courses, and career and salary prospects for graduates.
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Scott Kennedy,Reference and User Services Association. Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries Editorial Committee

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838934685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1205

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Providing coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering, this text focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises, as well as clearly illustrating and proving mathematical relations.
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The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oryx Press

ISBN: 9781573560344

Category: School credits

Page: 1275

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"This volume helps those needing to determine the credit 'worthiness' of specific nonacademic courses ..". -- ARBA The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs describes more than 2,000 high-quality educational programs conducted by businesses, labor unions, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. Each entry in The National Guide provides: course title, location, length, dates, objective, learning outcome, method of instruction, and credit recommendations. Introductory materials include a description of the evaluation process, guidelines for users at colleges and universities, and "questions and answers" for counselors and advisors of adult students.
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Concise Science Dictionary

Author: Alan Isaacs,John Daintith,Elizabeth Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 794

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This dictionary contains 8,500 entries, providing coverage of biology, chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy. It includes commonly encountered terms from mathematics and computing.
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AAPT Announcer

Author: American Association of Physics Teachers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physics

Page: N.A

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Building Scientific Apparatus

Author: John H. Moore,Christopher C. Davis,Michael A. Coplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139478656

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials and components used by manufacturers are included. Mechanical, optical, and electronic construction techniques carried out in the lab, as well as those let out to specialized shops, are also described. Step-by-step instruction supported by many detailed figures, is given for laboratory skills such as soldering electrical components, glassblowing, brazing, and polishing.
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.
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Saturday Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Introduction to Experimental Biophysics

Biological Methods for Physical Scientists

Author: Jay Nadeau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439829535

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 1955

Increasing numbers of physicists, chemists, and mathematicians are moving into biology, reading literature across disciplines, and mastering novel biochemical concepts. To succeed in this transition, researchers must understand on a practical level what is experimentally feasible. The number of experimental techniques in biology is vast and often specific to particular subject areas; nonetheless, there are a few basic methods that provide a conceptual underpinning for broad application. Introduction to Experimental Biophysics is the ideal benchtop companion for physical scientists interested in getting their hands wet. Assuming familiarity with basic physics and the scientific method but no previous background in biology or chemistry, this book provides: A thorough description of modern experimental and analytical techniques used in biological and biophysical research Practical information and step-by-step guidance on instrumentation and experimental design Recipes for common solutions and media, lists of important reagents, and a glossary of biological terms used Developed for graduate students in biomedical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, Introduction to Experimental Biophysics is an essential resource for scientists to overcoming conceptual and technical barriers to working in a biology wet lab.
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