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Foundation mathematics for the physical sciences / K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson.

By: Riley, K. F. (Kenneth Franklin), 1936-.
Contributor(s): Hobson, M. P. (Michael Paul), 1967-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: xii, 721 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780521192736 (hardback).Subject(s): Mathematics | SCIENCE / Mathematical PhysicsDDC classification: 510 Other classification: SCI040000 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only Summary: "This tutorial-style textbook develops the basic mathematical tools needed by first and second year undergraduates to solve problems in the physical sciences. Students gain hands-on experience through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Each chapter includes a summary of the main results, definitions and formulae. Over 270 worked examples show how to put the tools into practice. Around 170 self-test questions in the footnotes and 300 end-of-section exercises give students an instant check of their understanding. More than 450 end-of-chapter problems allow students to put what they have just learned into practice. Hints and outline answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the end of each chapter. Complete solutions to these problems can be found in the accompanying Student Solutions Manual. Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/foundation"--
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Includes index.

"This tutorial-style textbook develops the basic mathematical tools needed by first and second year undergraduates to solve problems in the physical sciences. Students gain hands-on experience through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Each chapter includes a summary of the main results, definitions and formulae. Over 270 worked examples show how to put the tools into practice. Around 170 self-test questions in the footnotes and 300 end-of-section exercises give students an instant check of their understanding. More than 450 end-of-chapter problems allow students to put what they have just learned into practice. Hints and outline answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the end of each chapter. Complete solutions to these problems can be found in the accompanying Student Solutions Manual. Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/foundation"--

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