Essential Textbooks in Physics How to Derive a Formula Volume 1: Basic Analytical Skills and Methods for Physical Scientists
Editorial: WORLD SCIENTIFIC
Isbn : 9781786346346
Pasta : Dura
Item #: 1919
Mathematics is the 'queen of all sciences', but students encounter many obstacles in learning the subject — familiarization with the proofs of hundreds of theorems, mysterious symbols, and technical routines for which the usefulness is not obvious upfront. Those interested in the physical sciences could lose motivation, not seeing the wood for the trees.
How to Derive a Formula is an attempt to engage these learners, presenting mathematical methods in simple terms, with more of an emphasis on skills as opposed to technical knowledge. Based on intuition and common sense rather than mathematical rigor, it teaches students from scratch using pertinent examples, many taken across the physical sciences.
This book provides an interesting new perspective of what a mathematics textbook could be, including historical facts and humour to complement the material.