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All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask

All You Wanted to Know about Mathematics but Were Afraid to Ask
Mathematics for Science Students
2 Volume Paperback Set

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  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521627634

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  • Together, the two volumes cover all the mathematics needed for an introductory course in the physical sciences. The approach taken is to learn through understanding real examples, showing mathematics as a tool for understanding physical systems and their behaviour. The aim is to make the student feel at home with real problems by creating a toolkit through a wide range of examples. The traditional approach of teaching theory for its own sake is not used in this course. Dr Lyons brings a wealth of teaching experience to this refreshing textbook on the fundamentals of mathematics for physics and engineering.

    • Emphasis on applications to real situations, explaining why particular methods are successful
    • Makes students see maths as a valuable tool by cutting through the fog of theorems and dry analysis
    • Based on years of experience in class and teaching situations
    • Volume 2 covers different topics to volume 1: basically a complete course split into 1st year and 2nd year. Best as a pair
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    '… a compendium of explanations of applications of mathematics in physics, designed to be dipped into and to inspire thought … once the book is opened, be warned, you are likely to be hooked …'. Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Eduction Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521627634
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Author

    Louis Lyons, University of Oxford

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