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4 people found this helpful
on 16 April 2010
Anyone with 'A' level mathematics going on to a higher level in a physical science subject will not find a better mathematics text than this. In thiry one chapters, each dedicated to a topic ranging from preliminary algebra, through partial differential equations to probability, you will find clearly explained all of the mathematics you are likely to encounter up to graduate level. Written by three Cambridge graduates, the book is a standard text for science undergraduates at Cambridge.
In earlier editions it was excellent. The third edition is now further improved by a Student Solutions Manual (second volume). But be warned, at 1333 pages and 534 pages you will not want to carry the two volumes far!
I wish it had been available when I was a student.