Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences, Hardback Book

Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences Hardback


This tutorial-style textbook develops the basic mathematical tools needed by first and second year undergraduates to solve problems in the physical sciences.

Students gain hands-on experience through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems.

Each chapter includes a summary of the main results, definitions and formulae.

Over 270 worked examples show how to put the tools into practice.

Around 170 self-test questions in the footnotes and 300 end-of-section exercises give students an instant check of their understanding.

More than 450 end-of-chapter problems allow students to put what they have just learned into practice.

Hints and outline answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the end of each chapter.

Complete solutions to these problems can be found in the accompanying Student Solutions Manual.

Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 736 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 36 Halftones, black and white; 83 Line drawings, black and
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Maths for scientists
  • ISBN: 9780521192736



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