Calculus is an extremely powerful tool for solving a host of practical problems in fields as diverse as physics, biology, and economics, to mention just a few. In this rigorous but accessible text, a noted mathematician introduces undergraduate-level students to the problem-solving techniques that make a working knowledge of calculus indispensable for any mathematician. The author first applies the necessary mathematical background, including sets, inequalities, absolute value, mathematical induction, and other "precalculus" material. Chapter Two begins the actual study of differential calculus with a discussion of the key concept of function, and a thorough treatment of derivatives and limits. In Chapter Three differentiation is used as a tool; among the topics covered here are velocity, continuous and differentiable functions, the indefinite integral, local extrema, and concrete optimization problems. Chapter Four treats integral calculus, employing the standard definition of the Riemann integral, and deals with the mean value theorem for integrals, the main techniques of integration, and improper integrals. Chapter Five offers a brief introduction to differential equations and their applications, including problems of growth, decay, and motion. The final chapter is devoted to the differential calculus of functions of several variables. Numerous problems and answers, and a newly added section of "Supplementary Hints and Answers," enable the student to test his grasp of the material before going on. Concise and well written, this text is ideal as a primary text or as a refresher for anyone wishing to review the fundamentals of this crucial discipline.
Release on 2013-09-21 | by Peter D. Lax,Maria Shea Terrell
Author: Peter D. Lax,Maria Shea Terrell
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Burstein, and Lax's Calculus with Applications and Computing offers meaningful explanations of the important theorems of single variable calculus. Written with students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering in mind, and revised with their help, it shows that the themes of calculation, approximation, and modeling are central to mathematics and the main ideas of single variable calculus. This edition brings the innovation of the first edition to a new generation of students. New sections in this book use simple, elementary examples to show that when applying calculus concepts to approximations of functions, uniform convergence is more natural and easier to use than point-wise convergence. As in the original, this edition includes material that is essential for students in science and engineering, including an elementary introduction to complex numbers and complex-valued functions, applications of calculus to modeling vibrations and population dynamics, and an introduction to probability and information theory.
Release on 1999 | by Jan R. Magnus,Heinz Neudecker
Author: Jan R. Magnus,Heinz Neudecker
Pubpsher: University of Texas Press
This text is a self-contained and unified treatment of matrix differential calculus, specifically written for econometricians and statisticians. It can serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in econometrics and as a reference book for practising econometricians.
Release on 2018-03-12 | by Peter D. Lax,Maria Shea Terrell
Author: Peter D. Lax,Maria Shea Terrell
This text in multivariable calculus fosters comprehension through meaningful explanations. Written with students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering in mind, it extends concepts from single variable calculus such as derivative, integral, and important theorems to partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes’ and divergence theorems. Students with a background in single variable calculus are guided through a variety of problem solving techniques and practice problems. Examples from the physical sciences are utilized to highlight the essential relationship between calculus and modern science. The symbiotic relationship between science and mathematics is shown by deriving and discussing several conservation laws, and vector calculus is utilized to describe a number of physical theories via partial differential equations. Students will learn that mathematics is the language that enables scientific ideas to be precisely formulated and that science is a source for the development of mathematics.
Basic introduction covering isoperimetric problems, theory of elasticity, quantum mechanics, electrostatics, geometrical optics, particle dynamics, more. Exercises throughout. "A very useful book." — J. L. Synge, American Mathematical Monthly.
The basics of what every scientist and engineer should know, from complex numbers, limits in the complex plane, and complex functions to Cauchy's theory, power series, and applications of residues. 1974 edition.
Designed to help motivate the learning of advanced calculus by demonstrating its relevance in the field of statistics, this successful text features detailed coverage of optimization techniques and their applications in statistics while introducing the reader to approximation theory. The Second Edition provides substantial new coverage of the material, including three new chapters and a large appendix that contains solutions to almost all of the exercises in the book. Applications of some of these methods in statistics are discusses.
This text takes a broad view of multiobjective programming, emphasizing the methods most useful for continuous problems. It reviews methods in the context of public decision-making problems. 1978 edition.