The value of mathematics in engineering cannot be overstated. Thousands of years before the Industrial Revolution brought modern technology into existence, the ancient Egyptians were using their advanced knowledge of mathematics to calculate the dimensions of their pyramids and palaces. The Babylonians were skilled engineers too, and it was these people who gave us the 24-hour day and the 360-degree angle. Today, students who seek a career in engineering need to study mathematics as it pertains to their chosen field. This article will discuss the textbook Advanced Engineering Mathematics 10th Edition. The first edition of the book was printed in 1963.
What the textbook is about
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 10th Edition is one of the best textbooks on the subject that any teacher can choose was written by Ernin Kreyszig, Hernan Kreyszig, Edward J. Norminton. It provides the student with everything that he or she will need in order to succeed in the course and, hopefully, in his or her engineering career. All the information given in the book has been checked to make sure that it is both accurate and up to date, and the examples have been made as simple as possible.
A close look at the contents
The book has been greatly changed since its previous edition. As a reflection of changes in engineering mathematics, some of the problem sets now have more problems than others. The fifth chapter has been shortened and more information on orthoganal functions has been included. The openings and parts of chapters, as well as parts of sections, have been completely rewritten to give students a better intuitive understanding of the material.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics is divided into seven parts:
- Ordinary Differential Equations
- Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus
- Fourier Analysis, Partial Differential Equations
- Complex Analysis
- Numeric Analysis
- Optimisation, Graphs
- Probability, Statistics
Each of these parts is divided into a total of 25 chapters, which are further subdivided into sections. For instance, Part E, Numeric Analysis, is divided into three chapters, titled “Numerics in General,” “Numeric Linear Algebra” and “Numerics for ODEs and PDEs.” “Numerics in General” has an introduction plus sections titled “Solutions of Equations by Iteration,” “Interpolation,” “Spline Interpolation” and “Numeric Integration and Differentiation.” At the end of every chapter is a set of review questions and problems and a summary of the chapter.
All formulas cited in the book are given on a separate line, separated from the preceding and succeeding text by a blank space. Charts and graphs also occur throughout the textbook. The problems in each set are separated according to the section to which they apply.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 10th Edition is available in two e-book formats, one of which is simpler and less expensive than the other. The simple e-book can be viewed both on- and offline on a PC, tablet or smartphone, and the student can insert notes on it. The WileyPLUS format includes advanced study tools not found in the less expensive format.