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Mathematical Methods with Applications

Mathematical Methods with Applications

Authors: M. Rahman, Dalhousie University, Canada


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WIT Press are pleased to announce that Mathematical Methods with Applications by Professor Matiur Rahman has been chosen as a 2001 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, the prestigious US reviewer for academic libraries. These titles are selected for "their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and for their value as important treatments of specific subjects. They are truly the ‘best of the best’."

Extract from CHOICE's review:

"...an excellent, well-linked exposition to the basic concepts and underlying principles of mathematical methods pertaining to differential equations and their application to a myriad of physical problems.... This well-thought-out masterpiece has come from an author with considerable experience in teaching mathematical methods in many universities all over the world. His text will certainly appeal to a broader audience, including upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the physical sciences. A fantastic addition to all college libraries."

A clear and well-organized description of the mathematical methods required for solving physical problems. Fundamental concepts, underlying principles, a wide range of applications, and various methods of solutions of differential equations are provided.

The author focuses in particular on differential equations applied to physical problems. Emphasis is placed on ordinary differential equations, operator methods, Fourier series, the convolution integral, periodic signals, energy and power spectra, the Frobenius method, Fourier and Laplace Transforms, Hankel and Z-Transforms, Green's function method, similarity techniques, method of characteristics, separation of variables method, Bessel functions and Legendre polynomials. Many practical examples are used and an accompanying CD-ROM features exercises, selected answers and an appendix with short tables of Z-transforms, Fourier, Hankel and Laplace transforms.

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