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Advanced Calculus for Applications, Second Edition 2nd Edition
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There are several flaws, however, which is why I gave it 4 stars. In particular, the first couple chapters are an excrutiating read. It was so boring, in fact, that I quit reading the book and shelved it for three years (math was just a hobby at the time). Once you get past those initial few series-choked chapters, the book picks up the pace quite a bit; the book actually becomes quite the page turner once you get to chapter 6 and for the rest of the text --- took only three weeks to soak up the last half of the book, and that without rushing (versus three years for the first fourth ;) ).
This book is, however, an introductory text --- I'd say probably Junior level. Thus, many points are not explicitly proven. Calculus of variations, for example, only gets a couple pages, and as I recall, they only prove the necessity of d/dx(df/du') - df/du = 0, omitting any discussion of sufficiency: many other similar examples occur throughout the text. This shouldn't be a problem, however, as such issues are often discussed in the literature or in more advanced (graduate-level or advanced undergraduate) texts.
Another potential problem is that the text is fairly old. As such, it doesn't address the use of numerical methods on computers, although it does discuss numerical methods (somewhat outdated ones at times, however, as reflected in the strong emphasis on series solutions thoughout).Read more ›
For example there is a solved problem of a wave function PDE, which involves Bessel functions. Earlier sections of the text refer to how the ODE's are solved by Bessel, which many books leave out.
Later sections of the text contain an intriguing treatment of the Laplace transform.
This book is not for beginners but is a good stepping stone to more advanced concepts such as the Calculus of Variations. Beyond this you are wise to consider additional texts such as Hildebrand's Methods of Applied Mathematics which contains a more rigorous section on C of V, Bender and Orszag's Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, Wunsch's Complex Variables, and even a good review on PDE's such as Haberman's Elementary Applied PDE's is not a bad idea if you are in a review situation like I was (having spent 8 yrs in Dot Com's and then back to grad school in engineering).
So I purchased it to see what was in the new rewrite. Many of the illustrations are the same! Material has been rearranged and some new material id added. I guess that is to be expected. In general I purchased to book to be an up to date reference book and collectors item.
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Used this book when I was in school, I am still enjoying this classic.Published 2 months ago by Partha Bhadra
Even came with a book jacket, I didn't recognize it at first. But decent conditionPublished 4 months ago by Liz M.
very little notes in the book, as discirbed on the site. Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very GoodPublished on September 12, 2013 by LI DONG