Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Geoscientists (Hardback)Olga Waelder (author)
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This fascinating work makes the link between the rarified world of maths and the down-to-earth one inhabited by engineers. It introduces and explains classical and modern mathematical procedures as applied to the real problems confronting engineers and geoscientists. Written in a manner that is understandable for students across the breadth of their studies, it lays out the foundations for mastering difficult and sometimes confusing mathematical methods. Arithmetic examples and figures fully support this approach, while all important mathematical techniques are detailed. Derived from the author's long experience teaching courses in applied mathematics, it is based on the lectures, exercises and lessons she has used in her classes.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"It introduces into mathematical modelling and `can assist in the education of engineers and geoscientists by helping them to understand the usefulness of diverse mathematical approaches.' ... The book is carefully written and can be recommended for those readers who have to use some mathematics for their problems and ... who also would like to understand the process of mathematical modelling." (Wolfgang Nather, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1137 (15), 2008)
"In this small volume, Wilder ... presents some modern mathematical techniques to solve problems arising in engineering and geosciences in a lucid, easy-to-understand style. ... Contains a useful subject index and a bibliography with list of books and research papers for additional reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates through professional engineers and geoscientists." (D. V. Chopra, Choice, Vol. 46 (3), November, 2008)
"This is a short and concise account of geo-statistical techniques and is aimed at students of engineering and the geosciences. ... provide a simple and relatively complete description of commonly used geostatistical (and engineering) models in a way that is nonthreatening to math avoiders and useful for non-specialists." (Neville Fowkes, Siam Review, Vol. 51 (1), 2009)
"Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Geoscientists aims at providing useful mathematical tools to students and practitioners in the earth sciences, with an emphasis on problem solving." (Bernard Giroux, Mathematical Geosciences, Vol. 41, 2009)