Mathematics and the Physical World

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

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Stimulating account of development of mathematics from arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to calculus, differential equations, and non-Euclidean geometries. Also describes how math is used in optics, astronomy, and other phenomena.
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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316130

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

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Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.
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The World of Mathematics

Author: James Roy Newman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486411507

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

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Vol. 2 of a monumental 4-volume set covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science, and the laws of chance, with non-technical essays by eminent mathematicians, economists, scientists, and others.
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Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: Herbert S Wilf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153347

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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Topics include vector spaces and matrices; orthogonal functions; polynomial equations; asymptotic expansions; ordinary differential equations; conformal mapping; and extremum problems. Includes exercises and solutions. 1962 edition.
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Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

Author: Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486671642

Category: Science

Page: 661

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Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.
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Curvature in Mathematics and Physics

Author: Shlomo Sternberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292711

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Expert treatment introduces semi-Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein's theory of general relativity, using the Cartan exterior calculus as a principal tool. Prerequisites include linear algebra and advanced calculus. 2012 edition.
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Number Theory

Author: George E. Andrews

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135101

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Undergraduate text uses combinatorial approach to accommodate both math majors and liberal arts students. Covers the basics of number theory, offers an outstanding introduction to partitions, plus chapters on multiplicativity-divisibility, quadratic congruences, additivity, and more
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Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudy von Bitter Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486234007

Category: Science

Page: 133

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Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.
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Calculus

An Intuitive and Physical Approach (Second Edition)

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134768

Category: Mathematics

Page: 960

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Application-oriented introduction relates the subject as closely as possible to science with explorations of the derivative; differentiation and integration of the powers of x; theorems on differentiation, antidifferentiation; the chain rule; trigonometric functions; more. Examples. 1967 edition.
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