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Methods of Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107004122


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  • Based on course notes from over twenty years of teaching engineering and physical sciences at Michigan Technological University, Tomas Co's engineering mathematics textbook is rich with examples, applications and exercises. Professor Co uses analytical approaches to solve smaller problems to provide mathematical insight and understanding, and numerical methods for large and complex problems. The book emphasises applying matrices with strong attention to matrix structure and computational issues such as sparsity and efficiency. Chapters on vector calculus and integral theorems are used to build coordinate-free physical models with special emphasis on orthogonal co-ordinates. Chapters on ODEs and PDEs cover both analytical and numerical approaches. Topics on analytical solutions include similarity transform methods, direct formulas for series solutions, bifurcation analysis, Lagrange–Charpit formulas, shocks/rarefaction and others. Topics on numerical methods include stability analysis, DAEs, high-order finite-difference formulas, Delaunay meshes, and others. MATLAB® implementations of the methods and concepts are fully integrated.

    • Extensive use of MATLAB® to apply methods, enhance concepts and generate professional visualisation results
    • Implements advanced matrix methods for computation and analysis of solutions
    • Includes several customisable MATLAB® programs available for readers to explore algorithms and improve/modify to specific needs
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    'This outstanding book will join other esteemed works that are permanently on my shelf … The target readers encompass graduate students and researchers, as the book treats advanced concepts that are complementary to those of undergraduate textbooks. Throughout the book, software is expressed in MATLAB. Its matrix orientation makes it the ideal choice … its scope, depth, style, and relevance engender my strongest recommendation.' George Hacken, Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107004122
    • length: 582 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 176 b/w illus. 52 tables 298 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Matrix algebra
    2. Solution of multiple equations
    3. Matrix analysis
    4. Vectors and tensors
    5. Integral theorems
    6. Ordinary differential equations: analytical solutions
    7. Numerical solution of initial and boundary value problems
    8. Qualitative analysis of ordinary differential equations
    9. Series solutions of linear ordinary differential equations
    10. First order partial differential equations and the method of characteristics
    11. Linear partial differential equations
    12. Integral transform methods
    13. Finite difference methods
    14. Method of finite elements.

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    Tomas B. Co, Michigan Technological University
    Tomas Co is a professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University. After completing his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst he was a postdoctoral researcher at Lehigh University, a visiting researcher at Honeywell Corp., and a visiting professor at Korea University. He has been teaching applied mathematics to graduate and advanced undergraduate students at Michigan Tech for more than twenty years. His research areas include advanced process control including plant-wide control, nonlinear control and fuzzy logic. His journal publications span broad areas in such journals as IEEE Transactions in Automatic Control, Automatica, the AIChE Journal, Computers in Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering Progress. He is a regular nominee for the Distinguished Teaching Awards at Michigan Tech and is a member of the Michigan Technological University Academy of Teaching Excellence.

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