Mathematical Methods, Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Since the time of Isaac Newton, Mathematical Methods, Calculus and Analytic Geometry have been of fundamental importance in the study and application of Mathematics. The study is crucial for obtaining an understanding of the Physical and Engineering Sciences, and lately has gained importance in Biological and Social Sciences. This textbook presents the essential mathematics needed by undergraduate students of the Biological, Social, Physical and Engineering Sciences. The material is in particular, suitable for the first two years of a typical University, Polytechnic and College of Education course. The reader should have already had a knowledge of mathematics up to SSCE or even advanced level of General Certificate of Education.
The text contains a large number of worked examples. There are also some exercises at the end of each chapter, the answers to these are given at the end of the book.
As it is well known, there are always two objectives for studying a course, namely: To grasp the nature, significance and a good understanding of the course. The second objective is to pass the course in any prescribed examination with a good grade. This book is written in a way that allows the reader to achieve the two objectives.
The book has seventeen chapters. The language is simple and there is a good connection from one section to another. The book clearly satisfies the National University Commission (NUC) minimum academic standard. Moreover, it could also serve as a reference book for research students of both Master’s and PH.D. levels.
I strongly recommend this book to all sundry.
Professor J.A. Gbadeyan
Department of Mathematics
University of Ilorin, Kwara State.