Paul J. NahinAugust 17, 2009

Princeton University PressIn a series of brief and largely self-contained chapters, Nahin discusses a wide range of topics in which math and physics are mutually dependent and mutually illuminating, from Newtonian gravity and Newton's laws of mechanics to ballistics, air drag, and electricity. The mathematical subjects range from algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus to differential equations, Fourier series, and theoretical and Monte Carlo probability. Each chapter includes problems--some three dozen in all--that challenge readers to try their hand at applying what they have learned. Just as in his other books of mathematical puzzles, Nahin discusses the historical background of each problem, gives many examples, includes MATLAB codes, and provides complete and detailed solutions at the end.

*Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt* will appeal to students interested in new math and physics applications, teachers looking for unusual examples to use in class--and anyone who enjoys popular math books.

Publisher

Princeton University Press

Published on

Aug 17, 2009

Pages

424

ISBN

9781400833467

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Language

English

Genres

Mathematics / Applied

Mathematics / General

Science / General

Science / Physics / Mathematical & Computational

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