on 22 January 2007
This is an absolutely great book. At over 1000 pages it's a real opus - covering everything from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, vector calculus, fourier analysis, complex analysis and probability. It's exceptionally well written - with plenty of clear examples, diagrams and exercises - constantly cross referencing back to the particular idea or formula that an example is employing. It presupposes only elementary calculus - and so makes an excellent university textbook to accompany study, or as a self-study book to further your maths knowledge.
I wish all maths books were this well written!
on 5 November 2006
A novice to engineering, I decided I'd start from the top and work my way backwards. A difficult task I know, but I like a challenge. And how fantastic the experience was. The feelings going through me when I read about the Fourier analysis and the numerical methods were almost erotic in their complexity! So many computer problems, and the team projects are just out of this world. I don't know how I managed to live with myself before I found this book - the veritable bible of the modern world. Ignore it at your peril! Aaah....