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Applied Mathematics for Engineers, 6th Edition
Author: Ramin EsfandiariPrefaceThe most essential goal of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive knowledge of fundamental concepts and methods of applied mathematics utilized in various engineering disciplines. Each topic is covered in great detail, followed by meticulously workedout examples, as well as a problem set containing a large number of additional related exercises. The book emphasizes on engineering applications to familiarize the reader with the basic physical laws and proper engineering terminology. The book is divided into three main parts: The first part covers complex analysis (Chapter 1), ordinary and partial differential equations (Chapters 2–4 and 7), Laplace transformation (Chapter 5), and Fourier analysis (Chapter 6). The second part presents a detailed coverage of matrix analysis (Chapter 8) and matrix eigenvalue problem (Chapter 9). Several applications in engineering vibrations and modal analysis are included for a better understanding of the effectiveness of matrix computations in determining systems’ natural frequencies and mode shapes. The third part is completely devoted to numerical methods with applications in various engineering disciplines. The powerful software MATLAB^{®} is introduced in Chapter 10 and is used to perform symbolic, graphical, and numerical tasks. Chapter 11 introduces techniques for solving equations and systems of equations. Chapter 12 discusses curve fitting and interpolation techniques, while Chapter 13 covers numerical differentiation and integration methods. Chapter 14 presents numerical methods for solving initial and boundaryvalue problems. Chapter 15 introduces methods to solve the matrix eigenvalues problem. Numerical solution of partial differential equations is covered in Chapter 16. An ample part of the material in this book has been rigorously class tested over the past several years, and the valuable observations and suggestions made by students and professors who used the earlier editions have greatly contributed to making this new edition as complete and userfriendly as possible. The 5^{th} edition of the book (2013) has been entirely revamped to produce this latest edition through
Pedagogy of the Book The book is very userfriendly, in an effort to make the material easy to understand by the reader. In Chapters 1 through 9, each topic is accompanied by at least one fully workedout example and a large number of exercises in the problem sets. In Chapters 10 through 16, the following format is utilized:
Exercises (Chapters 10–16)A large set of problems/projects with various levels of difficulty is included at the end of each chapter, which can be worked out using either
In many instances, the reader is asked to prepare a userdefined function or a script file that implements a specific technique, which often require revisions to those already presented in the chapter. Ramin S. Esfandiari, Ph.D. May 2021 Communication and FeedbackPlease contact the author at Ramin.Esfandiari@csulb.edu for questions and/or feedback regarding this book. 