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Practical Applied Mathematics
By Sam Howison

Practical Applied Mathematics

Modelling, Analysis, Approximation

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Practical Applied Mathematics by Sam Howison

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Drawing from a wide variety of mathematical subjects, this book aims to show how mathematics is realised in practice in the everyday world. Dozens of applications are used to show that applied mathematics is much more than a series of academic calculations. Mathematical topics covered include distributions, ordinary and partial differential equations, and asymptotic methods as well as basics of modelling. The range of applications is similarly varied, from the modelling of hair to piano tuning, egg incubation and traffic flow. The style is informal but not superficial. In addition, the text is supplemented by a large number of exercises and sideline discussions, assisting the reader's grasp of the material. Used either in the classroom by upper-undergraduate students, or as extra reading for any applied mathematician, this book illustrates how the reader's knowledge can be used to describe the world around them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521603690
ISBN-10: 0521603692
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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