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eBook ISBN:  9780883859452 
Product Code:  NML/30.E 
List Price:  $50.00 
MAA Member Price:  $37.50 
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Book DetailsAnneli Lax New Mathematical LibraryVolume: 30; 1984; 207 pp
The Role of Mathematics in Science aims to illustrate the many ways in which mathematical methods have helped discovery in science. It is aimed at a group of readers who are interested in mathematics beyond the level of high school. The authors occasionally use some calculus and more intricate arguments. The book should appeal to college students and general readers with some background in mathematics. The authors state that “If we succeed in giving an impression of the beauty and power of mathematical reasoning in science, the purpose of our work will have been achieved.”

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter 1. The Beginnings of Mechanics

Chapter 2. Growth Functions

Chapter 3. The Role of Mathematics in Optics

Chapter 4. Mathematics with Matrices–Transformations

Chapter 5. What is Time? Einstein’s Transformation Problem

Chapter 6. Relativistic Addition of Velocities

Chapter 7. Energy

Epilogue


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The Role of Mathematics in Science aims to illustrate the many ways in which mathematical methods have helped discovery in science. It is aimed at a group of readers who are interested in mathematics beyond the level of high school. The authors occasionally use some calculus and more intricate arguments. The book should appeal to college students and general readers with some background in mathematics. The authors state that “If we succeed in giving an impression of the beauty and power of mathematical reasoning in science, the purpose of our work will have been achieved.”

Chapters

Chapter 1. The Beginnings of Mechanics

Chapter 2. Growth Functions

Chapter 3. The Role of Mathematics in Optics

Chapter 4. Mathematics with Matrices–Transformations

Chapter 5. What is Time? Einstein’s Transformation Problem

Chapter 6. Relativistic Addition of Velocities

Chapter 7. Energy

Epilogue