Mathematics for Physical Science and Engineering is a complete text in mathematics for physical science that includes the use of symbolic computation to illustrate mathematical concepts and solve a broad range of practical problems. It enables professionals to connect their knowledge of mathematics to either or both of the symbolic languages Maple and Mathematica®. Due to the increasing importance of symbolic computation, the book begins by introducing that topic, before delving into its core mathematical topics. The aim of the text is to optimize the efficiency of the student's acquisition of mathematical understanding and skill and to provide students with a mathematical toolbox that will rapidly become of routine use in a scientific or engineering career.
The book clarifies each important concept to students through the use of a simple example, and often an illustration. It provides a quick reference for students through multiple appendices, including an overview of terms in most commonly used applications (Maple, Mathematica®). The book also illustrates how symbolic computing enables solving a broad range of practical problems.