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Published author Merle Potter and Brian Feeny Releases Comprehensive Instructional Textbooks for Engineering and Science

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“Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Science” is an instructional material that introduces undergraduate students of engineering and science to applied mathematics essential to the study of many problems. The contents are comprised of samples and work activities for applications. This textbook is uniquely qualified to apply mathematics to physical applications in a manner that is efficient and understandable.

“This book is written to support a mathematics course after differential equations, to permit several topics to be covered in one semester, and to make the material comprehensible to undergraduates. An Instructor Solutions Manual, and also a Student Solutions Manual that provides solutions to select problems, are available. Topics are differential equations, power series, Laplace transforms, matrices and determinants, vector analysis, partial differential equations, complex variables, and numerical methods. Approximately, 160 examples and 1000 homework problems aid students in their study. This book presents mathematical topics using derivations rather than theorems and proofs.”

Author Merle Potter was an author and co-author of many books on fluid mechanics, mathematical methods, thermodynamics, differential equations, and review guides for the GRE, GMAT, fundamentals of engineering, and professional engineering exams. Merle has published nearly twenty archived journal papers and was the advisor for fourteen Ph.D. students.

This informational book is best to share with students and instructors in the field of Engineering and Science.

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Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Science
Written by Merle Potter
Published by Springer; 2nd ed. 2023 edition
Published date: March 10, 2023
Hardcover Price: $186.86

About the Author
Merle C. Potter graduated with honors from MTU in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and continued his education in Engineering Mechanics earning an M.S. degree from MTU in 1961. He continued his graduate education at the University of Michigan and earned a second M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1964 and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1965. Merle began his teaching career at Michigan Tech as an instructor in 1958.

Brian F. Feeny is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He obtained a B.S. with honors in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin in 1984, an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 1986, and his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 1990. He then held a postdoc in the Institute of Robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich and joined Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 1992.

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