Provides a comprehensive tour of the mathematical methods needed by physical science students.
Snieder's (geophysics, Colorado School of Mines) textbook is designed for students in physics or geophysics. All the material is presented in the form of problems, to demonstrate for students the application of mathematical techniques and knowledge to physical problems. Coverage includes vector calculus, linear algebra, Fourier analysis, scale analysis, Green's functions, normal modes, tensor calculus, and perturbation theory. Suitable for undergraduates or lower-level graduate students, as either a standalone text or as a source of problems and examples to supplement other textbooks. The text requires a certain basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)