Hi, I am taking a methods of applied mathematics course in Spring 2010 semester. The previous semester proved to be a bit overwhelming and the professor used a textbook that I found inadequate in fully understanding the material. The course content will follow this syllabus with some additional changes: .http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~rcarrete/teaching/M-342B/syllabus.html" I have a basic problem with methods courses as they omit so much detail and try to cover too much material. The previous semester left me feeling like I had been given a very superficial understanding of the course content. I suppose that there is not enough time and this will always be a problem with this type of course. I would like to know if there are any other references that someone can recommend to cover these topics. Does anyone have specific references for the topics that will cover them in depth? I really do well with proof based explanations where I can see the development of theorem from definitions to result. Thank you.