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"This book is a reprint of the original published by McGraw-Hill \ref [MR0538168 (80d:00030)]. The only changes are the addition of the Roman numeral I to the title and the provision of a subtitle, "Asymptotic methods and perturbation theory". This latter improvement is much needed, as the original title suggested that this was a teaching book for undergraduate scientists and engineers. It is not, but is an excellent introduction to asymptotic and perturbation methods for master's degree students or beginning research students. Certain parts of it could be used for a course in asymptotics for final year undergraduates in applied mathematics or mathematical physics.
This is a book that has stood the test of time and I cannot but endorse the remarks of the original reviewer. It is written in a fresh and lively style and the many graphs and tables, comparing the results of exact and approximate methods, were in advance of its time. I have owned a copy of the original for over twenty years, using it on a regular basis, and, after the original had gone out of print, lending it to my research students. Springer-Verlag has done a great service to users of, and researchers in, asymptotics and perturbation theory by reprinting this classic." (A.D. Wood, Mathematical Reviews)
The print quality is as if it's been photocopied from the previously copied one.
Besides that, it's good.
This eldrich tome of mathematical lore is an absolutely mind-blowing resource for any mathematically inclined scientist or engineer.Published 5 months ago by Anonymous
Very Good Text which complements excellent lectures by Carl Bender.Published 5 months ago by Rod Spencer
Every thing in the book and delivery was perfect exept that it has no hard cover, I thought its price for hard cover.Published on January 5, 2013 by Dhuha Shareef
I was introduced to this book when I first took a course on Perturbation and Asymptotic Methods. The chapters on Boundary Layer theory, and WKB theory are well written and fun to... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Bessel
I used this book for a Graduate level course. I liked it a lot, is very good but a little bit dense. I still used it after the course, it is absolutely worth the price.Published on March 16, 2011 by Manu
The book is good and the methods seem effective. It assumes a very serious mathematical background, however, and the problems are quite challenging.Published on February 19, 2011 by kgj
I have learned a lot of asymptotic methods from this book, having spent several previous years wondering what that stationary phase method that the physicsts were on about was (by... Read morePublished on April 21, 2010 by Narada
I had seen this book in a bookstore over 15 years ago and regretted that I did not buy it at that time. Now that I have it, I am very disappointed. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by A. I. Haque