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Courses Material required for 1st Year Courses

  1. Jun 9, 2005 #1
    Could anyone suggest books or articles which could be benefitial to my (self-)education in the following subjects:

    -Calculus I & II (Which i believe, are complex differentiation and integration)
    -Digital Computation and Programming
    (-Engineering Design and Graphical Communication)
    -General Chemistry
    -Materials Science Fundamentals
    -Physics I, II & III

    All of the above are first year courses for a Mechanical Engineering bachelors degree.

    Also, what could i expect in a first year 'liberal studies' program in my engineering field?

    ps. For my personal interest, is there any reading which can introduce me to the physics of the dynamics of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomenon?

    Thank you.
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  3. Jun 10, 2005 #2
    For maths I have to recommend Kreyszig, its considered the bible where I am. Should cover you for algebra and calculus.

    There would be plenty of physics books out there. The one I have is by Young and Freedman.

    Materials, I have to recommend Callisters "Material Science and Engineering, an Introduction"

    Cant help with the rest sorry.
  4. Jun 10, 2005 #3
    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Any one else?
  5. Jun 13, 2005 #4
    Kreyszig for sure man, its a good Engineering math book
  6. Jun 17, 2005 #5
    For Algebra - Gilbert Strang
    For Complex-Edward,Pinney
    Calculus-Kreyzig,Thomas & Finney,Apostol
  7. Jun 17, 2005 #6
    hey heman can you tell us some good problem books also on the above topics
  8. Jun 17, 2005 #7
    These are very nice books
    Physics -Kleppner & kolenkow For Mechanic
    D.J.Griffiths-For Electrodynamics
    Digital Computation and Programming----Malvino,,(Hey Himanshu what's other one)
    General Chemistry- i too looking for one ,,Tough to find
    Materials Science Fundamentals-Callister is an classic,,also ShackelFord is a good book
  9. Jun 17, 2005 #8
    Wow so many awesome books to look at. :thumbs up:

    I'm thinking of just studying linear algebra on my own now, since there's no room for me to take it at school (schedule too crowded).
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  11. Jun 18, 2005 #10
    I have Callisters book and it is great, I cant comment on the other one as Ive never seen it.
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    just pick one of thise books and read it as well as you can.
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