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Basic Training in Mathematics

A Fitness Program for Science Students

By (author) R. Shankar
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media, United States
Imprint: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Published: 31st May 1995
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 22mm
Weight: 722g
ISBN-10: 0306450356
ISBN-13: 9780306450358
Barcode No: 9780306450358
Based on course material used by the author at Yale University, this practical text addresses the widening gap found between the mathematics required for upper-level courses in the physical sciences and the knowledge of incoming students. This superb book offers students an excellent opportunity to strengthen their mathematical skills by solving various problems in differential calculus. By covering material in its simplest form, students can look forward to a smooth entry into any course in the physical sciences.

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`Shankar obviously enjoys his mathematics, and his attitude toward mathematics is simultaneously refreshing and contagious....Dirac notation is intriguingly introduced in the discussion of vector spaces. Finally, the book is richly endowed with well-chosen problems.'
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`Consistent with the needs of science students...a sound mathematical reference for anyone studying or practicing in the physical sciences.'