Mathematical methods for physics and engineering : a comprehensive guide [EBook] / K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, and S.J. Bence.
Mathematical methods for physics and engineering : a comprehensive guide [EBook] / K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, and S.J. Bence.
The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook contains several major additions, including more than four hundred new exercises (with hints and answers). To match the mathematical preparation of current senior college and university entrants, the authors have included a preliminary chapter coveri...
Personal Name(s):  Riley, K. F., (author) 

Hobson, M. P., (author) / Bence, S. J., (author)  
Edition: 
Second edition. 
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2002

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xxiii, 1232 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139164979 9780521813723 9780521890670 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook contains several major additions, including more than four hundred new exercises (with hints and answers). To match the mathematical preparation of current senior college and university entrants, the authors have included a preliminary chapter covering areas such as polynomial equations, trigonometric identities, coordinate geometry, partial fractions, binomial expansions, induction, and the proof of necessary and sufficient conditions. Elsewhere, matrix decompositions, nearlysingular matrices and nonsquare sets of linear equations are treated in detail. The presentation of probability has been reorganised and greatly extended, and includes all physically important distributions. New topics covered in a separate statistics chapter include estimator efficiency, distributions of samples, t and Ftests for comparing means and variances, applications of the chisquared distribution, and maximum likelihood and leastsquares fitting. In other chapters the following topics have been added: linear recurrence relations, curvature, envelopes, curvesketching, and more refined numerical methods. 