## Bernstein, Matt A.

# Thinking About Equations: A Practical Guide for Developing Mathematical Intuitionin the Physical Sciences and Engineering

*Thinking About Equations*provides an accessible guide to developing an intuitive understanding of mathematical methods and, at the same time, presents a number of practical mathematical tools for successfully solving problems that arise in engineering and the physical sciences.

Worked-out problems from various fields of study illustrate mathematical concepts and techniques and are accompanied by a comprehensive solution, explanation, and commentary. Eight succinct chapters provide thorough topical coverage, including:

- Approximation and estimation
- Isolating important variables
- Generalization and special cases
- Dimensional analysis and scaling
- Pictorial methods and graphical solutions
- Symmetry to simplify equations

Providing numerous exercises to test comprehension and requiring only a working knowledge of basic calculus and introductory physics, *Thinking About Equations* is an excellent supplement for courses in engineering and the physical sciences. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, practitioners, and educators who encounter mathematical problems in their day-to-day work.

- Author(s)
- Bernstein, Matt A.
- Friedman, William A.
- Publisher
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Publication year
- 2009
- Language
- en
- Edition
- 1
- Page amount
- 320 pages
- Category
- Technology, Energy, Traffic
- Format
- Ebook
- eISBN (PDF)
- 9780470495025