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CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae, 31st Edition (Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications) Hardcover – November 27, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1584882916 ISBN-10: 1584882913 Edition: 31st

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Product Details

  • Series: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications
  • Hardcover: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 31 edition (November 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584882913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584882916
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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… This 31st edition (published in 2003) is a big improvement over my 27th edition, in selection of material, in organization, and in appearance. The index is very thorough, and I was able to find the answers to my test questions almost immediately through the index. … this book has an edge over the web in a couple of areas. One is statistics: unlike math, statistics does not a large presence on the web, and it’s hard to find answers to statistical methods questions there. The present book has 100 pages of useful statistical methods. The other area is for browsing for a useful result. When working on a math problem, it’s often valuable to look through handbooks for results or formulas that resemble the result you need and that you may be able to adapt to your needs. It’s very hard to do a web search for this purpose.
—Allen Stenger, MAA Reviews, May 2010

The 31st edition of the CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae is, without a doubt, the new and improved bible of mathematics. It is an outstanding reference book, containing more than 30 new sections, covering more than 3,000 items, and including tables, properties, etc. The index has been revamped to make it faster and easier to find results. Author Daniel Zwillinger has done an excellent job keeping the same successful format that has characterized earlier editions of the handbook. It won’t teach you math, but if you use math for any project, you will find what you need to know here. … Mathematicians will find this handbook indispensable—an absolute must-have desk reference. The ready access of tables that may be needed in mathematical endeavors will make life much easier for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, or even for those who are in the process of studying these and related subjects.
—John Vacca, former computer security official for NASA’s space station program (Freedom), The Barnes & Noble Review

An excellent reference resource for all readership levels, this guide offers easy navigation through a browseable table of contents and an extensive index. It follows a natural progression for those studying the subject. It is logical, useful, and affordable. Summing up: Highly Recommended.
CHOICE, September 2003


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Very useful for graduate students majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics.
Shih Chia Cheng
I actually have a much older edition that my dad gave me when he was studying engineering, but I've looked through the new one, and it looks as good as the old.
David Kahler
And this reference is not only valuable for its coverage, but also for how well is the information organized.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By David Kahler on October 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am a graduate student in engineering, I did my undergraduate in physics and mathematics. This is by far the number one book that I would suggest to anyone in any science or math. I find the most useful sections are the table of integrals, derivatives, trig identities, geometric formulae, physical constants, and unit conversions (all lists are quite complete). I have a number of other references, including this book's big brother, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, but I find this one easier to use for most applications. I actually have a much older edition that my dad gave me when he was studying engineering, but I've looked through the new one, and it looks as good as the old. I'm actually buying a second copy to have at the lab.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By eb937 on September 30, 2010
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While this edition is up-to-date with the current information, certain things, like the complete Z-Transform table were taken out, leaving with in place, a basic Z-transform table with only 10 transformations. The previous editions of CRC's Standard Mathematical Tables had complete Z-Transform tables. If you need a complete Z-Transform table, I would recommend looking into the older editions, such as the 27th edition, instead.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Victor A. Vyssotsky on April 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The more I use this book the more I like it. I use five "handbook-type" sources: this book, the old NBS handbook, the handbook by Bronshtein and Semendatyev, MathWorld on line, and Wikipedia on line; all have their virtues, and I would not do without any one of them. The great virtue of the CRC handbook is not that it's complete, which it isn't, and which no handbook can hope to be. Rather, given that the use of a handbook is to fill in missing facts or techniques in one's knowledge, that I can understand almost anything in the CRC handbook by reading it just once, without having to cross-reference to other sources or other parts of the book. This is an extremely difficult thing to achieve, and I tip my hat to the contributors and editors for doing it so well.

Inevitably, the book pays a price for this. It's most notable in Chapter 8, "Scientific Computing", which is remarkably clear, at the expense of detailed discussion. Fine; so be it. At least I can understand everything it says. Given my druthers, I might have omitted some things from the book to make space for more thorough coverage of certain topics. My criterion wold be based on the assumption that anyone who refers to this volume with any frequency can be presumed to have a reasonably good scientific pocket calculator, so that those things that can be determined by a few keystrokes on a calculator could be safely omitted from this handbook. For example, although a discussion of indefinite integrals and a list of some of the less obvious ones is clearly appropriate, my pocket calculator will disgorge 95% of those listed in a 36-page table in this book if I just enter the integrand and ask for the indefinite integral by a single comand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Bernert on July 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The text is the latest version of a handbook I used for a long time while tutoring in math. This latest version is better and more complete than the one I had before. I highly recommend it for anyone needing or interested in mathematics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Cochran on September 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Great Reference Book! Definitely worth buying! Doesn't provide explanations or teach anything, but just about anything you want to look up from Integrals to Fourier Series and Transforms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vahid Mirkhani on November 26, 2010
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I wanted to use this in my electrodynamics exams but it didn't have a couple of math formulas.
But it's PERFECT for a reference book though.
And it's user-friendly.
I don't regret buying it at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Harris on June 22, 2010
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This is a very comprehensive coverage of a broad array of mathametical standards.

Sometimes a mathmetical concept or premise is best understood if you have multible references. This book serves to provide information to those who already have some underlying knowledge to the topic they are referencing in the book - a highly successful implemtation of the primary stated purpose of the book.

The only improvement to this book would be the inclusion of references by the author to primers or underlying concepts that better represent the purpose and utility of the materials presented. Such as a "See Also..." or "For more information on this see..." under each major topic section. That way the author doesn't need to waste time and effort for topics which are not in the intended purpose of the book.

Self improvement and lifelong learners use these books too.
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By Scott Lewis on January 16, 2007
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The mathematician's "Bible." Great reference book it is; textbook it's not. Not only are equations listed, but some guidelines are provided as to how and when equations apply. Healthy amount of integrals and trig identities are listed that you probably can't find anywhere else. Chances are, "If it can be integrated, then it's in here." Chaos theory and fuzzy logic are addressed. You name it, this book has it. Great for the calculus, physics, and trigonometry students.
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