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 www.cambridge.org/foundation.