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Engineering mathematics by K.A stroud

  1. Mar 26, 2005 #1
    I'm considering using the above book for private study of mathematics to complement my mathematical skills in physics

    What experiences do people have with it? Too simple too hard?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2

    brewnog

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    Along with the Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Ken Stroud, it's full of content, seems to go at a good pace, has plenty of problems with solutions, and is easy to find your way around. My version (Fourth Edition, I think) also had a useful interactive CD ROM with it, containing more of the same.

    At very worst, it makes a fantastic door stop.

    Wanna buy my copy?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3

    dextercioby

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    "Engineering Mathematics" by J.Bird (4-th ed.) is also a good book.It's introductory and could even be used as a textbook for highschool mathematics.

    Daniel.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2005 #4
    Well, I'm currently at colleage atm. 17 years old, and i found my brothers using the advanced engineering (the 'sequel') in university in imperial college in his engineering course.

    I thought of the engineering books to be a 'practical' book for just application, and little theory. If this is true, I'll work with another book with derivations of such to match the contents of engineering mathematics. (that is, if i consider to get it)

    The reviews on amazon about the book are extremely good, although the price is somewhat punishing..

    I think it will be more intreiging than the mathematics textbook that is used in college.

    Dex: you mean this book?: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...002-3770629-9553634?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
     
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  6. Mar 27, 2005 #5

    dextercioby

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    Yes,that book.I meant that book,exactly.It's good enough to get you with the basics in a comprehendable version.It's not too mathematical...It's good for applications and inclined to calculations...

    Daniel.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2005 #6
    If you don't mind asking dex, Did you use the book too during the early stages (?) of your life?
     
  8. Mar 27, 2005 #7
    Serious with the selling? How much?
     
  9. Mar 27, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    Of course,i didn't use it.However,i think of myself as being capable of formulating a pertinent opinion on a subject that i know,even if that requires making a description of a book "at first sight"...For heaven's sake,it's simple mathematics...

    Daniel.

    P.S.If u don't believe me,what makes you believe the person that reccomended the other (initial book)...?Academic degree??I could have that one,too...
     
  10. Mar 27, 2005 #9
    No no no. Dont get me wrong, please. I wasn't implying that you were lying or anything like that. The question was just for curiosity. IF that makes sense at all. But really, i didn't mean it like that. should have reformatted the question..

    Sorry for that.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2005 #10

    dextercioby

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    I wasn't thinking of lying,not even lying down.I was just saying that the book is worth reading;i dunno about buying,though,i'm kinda cheap and i can't afford giving advice to someone on how to spend their money.

    Daniel.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2005 #11

    brewnog

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    Where do you live? I'm in the UK, if you're abroad it's probably not worth it, it's a bit of a beast.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2005 #12
    london here :)
     
  14. Mar 28, 2005 #13

    dextercioby

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    U could meet in Birmingham,it's half way...:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2005 #14
    Or maybe I'll go to manchester.. could be a nice experience.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2005 #15

    dextercioby

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    Or maybe u meet in Birmingham,it would be a nice experience for both,i think...:uhh:

    Daniel.

    P.S.I think we hijack-ed this thread...
     
  17. Mar 28, 2005 #16
    I'll rejack it, thank you :rolleyes:

    If you could, could you recommend me other books similar?
     
  18. Mar 28, 2005 #17

    dextercioby

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    It's engineering mathematics,though.Incidentally that book passed under my nose while i had my eyes open.I could formulate an opinion regarding its contents.

    I have books on mathematics,but they're for a physicist's use...

    I think my contribution to this thread is over.

    Daniel.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2005 #18
    What about the opinion? ...
     
  20. Mar 28, 2005 #19

    dextercioby

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    It's on the first page of this thread...

    Daniel.
     
  21. Mar 28, 2005 #20
    yikes..

    Ok. The thread shall die now..
     
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