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Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics
By Erwin Kreyszig

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Book Description

This market leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage, careful and correct mathematics, outstanding exercises and self contained subject matter parts for maximum flexibility.

Thoroughly updated and streamlined to reflect new developments in the field, the ninth edition of this bestselling text features modern engineering applications and the uses of technology. Kreyszig introduces engineers and computer scientists to advanced math topics as they relate to practical problems. The material is arranged into seven independent parts: ODE; Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus; Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations; Complex Analysis; Numerical methods; Optimization, graphs; and Probability and Statistics.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #261386 in Books
  • Published on: 2005-11-11
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.16" h x 1.84" w x 8.33" l, 5.17 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1248 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
Erwin Kreyszig’s Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th Edition introduces engineers and computer scientists to advanced math topics as they relate to practical problems.

In today’s world of increasingly complex engineering problems, powerful new mathematical and computational methods, and enormous computer capacities, you can get overwhelmed by little things you will only occasionally use. Instead, you need to learn how to think mathematically and gain a firm grasp of the interrelationship among theory, computing, and experiment. That’s why Kreyszig’s text helps you develop a solid understanding of the basic principles and methods of advanced engineering mathematics in all three phases of problem solving: Modeling, Solving, and Interpreting. This best-selling text is known for its comprehensive coverage, careful and correct mathematics, outstanding exercises, and self-contained chapters.

Key Features

  • New problem sets.
  • New Computer Experiments, using the computer as an instrument of “experimental mathematics” for exploration and research.
  • More on modeling and selection methods.
  • Accurate and solid theoretical foundation.
  • Clear examples and exposition of material.
  • Modern and standard notations.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
5My experience, advice, and the Kindle Edition
By Michael
When I was in school I disliked this book. Looking back, I realize I just had the wrong approach to it. Now that I've taken my studies into my own hands, I'm no longer bound by the textbook choice of my professors. Consequently, I've looked through a lot of different books (though certainly not all) to find one I liked the best. I was both surprised and delighted to settle on Kreyszig's book. What I like about Kreyszig's teaching style is that he doesn't (typically) leave anything out. He's very good at providing the motivation for things, so you have some idea of how you might arrive to the mathematical developments on your own. His writing style is moderately informal, which I enjoy for how it gives further insight into how the material can be understood. And he typically moves along at a pretty good pace—at least, one that I'm personally comfortable with. But if I try to understand everything on my first read through a section, I wind up confused and dazed. I have to be willing to leave some ideas unsettled and trust that he'll address them later—and as far as I've seen, that trust has not been in vain.

My earlier problem with the book was that I would get to a place where I didn't understand it, where I got lost, and I just stopped reading any further or spent a tremendous amount of energy trying to figure out what I couldn't understand. Well, that's not the way to read Kreyszig's book, and so I hope this review can save some people that trouble. You just have to allow him to develop the idea completely and not stop for questions until you get to the end of the section—then re-read or skim through the section's problems to see if that might help clear things up.

I also really like the exercises and problems he has in this book, which is rare for me because I hated doing problems when I was in school and felt like I was wasting my time. Kreyszig has a good way of asking you to consider why he might be asking you to do a problem, and to get you to see extensions and interconnections of ideas. So I never feel like I'm wasting my time with his problems; I feel that there are valuable gems to be found in them.

All in all, out of all (of the limited set) of textbooks that I've looked at, I think I trust and enjoy Kreyszig's the most for my personal education, because it seems just about everything is there if you're willing to consider all the material he presents. He's good at showing you where you came from and where you might be going with the material in the future, and develops ideas in an informal enough manner that it feels more like sitting in a professor's office for a genuine and candid discussion of the subject, rather than sitting in a boring and disjoint lecture. His book doesn't seem to suffer in the way that some textbooks do by making the reader think there's only one way to develop an idea. (As an aside, I sometimes prefer Apostol's Calculus for how he discusses and develops ideas honestly and candidly, but at the end of the day I keep going back to Kreyszig for my primary reading.)

I would encourage anyone who dislikes this book to take a step back and reconsider, as I have.

Regarding the Kindle edition,

I actually really like the Kindle edition of this book. Unlike a lot of Kindle books, it's presented in a textbook format where a page is a page—the text isn't free-floating and doesn't suffer from continually being rearranged spatially at the whims of a text engine. This helps me a lot in studying because I can maintain a spatial awareness of where some material is, much like an actual textbook. I've found this to be nearly invaluable for complex subjects. I have a regular sized iPad and it works nice for this, but I can imagine that it would be a little more difficult to read on an iPad mini or any tablet of similar size.

It's also a very beautifully done textbook, in my opinion.

I hope this helps!

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Solid Book for Advanced Math Review
By Thomas C.
The Good: Covers lots of ground, isn't focused just on one facet of math. It has reference info (trig, integrals, etc.) conveniently located on thicker-than-average paper inside the inner and outer covers. Therefore useful to the grad student needing to fill in gaps in their knowledge for advanced engineering studies, for quals, etc.

The Bad: As is usual with many math books, it's big, thick and heavy. And expensive. And despite their being on Tenth edition, I spot an editing error just about once per chapter (and also in the solutions to odd-numbered problems in back).

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Missing probability and statistics
By Max D. Ellicott
Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10Th Ed, Isv
This review is for the soft-cover, International edition of Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
For the most part this seems to be an okay textbook (I have not used it much yet). However, it has the distinct problem of missing the entire section on probability and statistics, a requirement for my class.
Despite this problem, I'm still giving the book three stars as it is so much less expensive than the hardcover edition, and the rest of the content is identical.

EDIT:
I have lowered my review to one star because, after completing the homework I found the problems are different from the regular US edition, despite the content of the chapter being the same. Also, some of the problems are the same so it is very difficult to check beforehand.

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