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.

Table of Contents

To the Student 1 Mathematical Thinking 2 Numbers 3 Algebra 4 Trigonometry 5 Analytic Geometry 6 Calculus 7 Series and Integrals 8 Differential Equations 9 Matrix Algebra 10 Multivariable Calculus 11 Vector Analysis 12 Special Functions 13 Complex Variables


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