Advanced Engineering Mathematics, by Kreyszig, 8th Edition
A revision of the market leader, Kreyszig is known for its comprehensive coverage, careful and correct mathematics, outstanding exercises, helpful worked examples, and self-contained subject-matter parts for maximum teaching flexibility. The new edition provides invitations - not requirements - to use technology, as well as new conceptual problems, and new projects that focus on writing and working in teams.
the key is to use it as a reference text
By Luis Carlos Alvarez - October 21, 2000
I am currently using this massive book as it is the required text for my Engineering Math I course (MS Mech Eng). I heartily agree with others who claim to find this book is not thorough enough in the subjects it covers. BUT, out of curiosity I have delved into the book and studied the chapters covering material I am familiar with I saw in previous courses (Diff Equations, 4 Calculus courses, Control Systems, Linear Systems, Numerical Methods) and I have to say... it is an ALL encompassing book, and the tremendous amount of material in it has is a credit to itself. Do not criticize this book because you failed in understanding a subject when using it, I myself am currenly a victim of this situation. Go find a book which treats only the topic (Laplace, Fourier, Linear Algebra, etc.) you're covering now, study it, and return it. Keep Kreyszig's as a handy reference. Mathematics is an extensive science, this "handbook" for us beginners is one of the best there is. Question: Did... read more
Good Reference....and thats it
By Sidhant - May 6, 2005
This book is great as a reference. You are trying a problem in Complex Analysis, and you are stuck, and you want to recall the Cauchy Integral Theorem for multiply connected domains, and thats when you need an excellent resource like this one. Flip a few pages, get what you want, and get back to the problem.
BUT, if you want to LEARN things, if you want to know WHAT a multiple connected domain is, what the various theorems are, then NO....Kreyszig isnt what you need.
You need a textbook in Complex Analysis then, not a All-in-One reference manual, which is what Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig actually is.
I will give it three stars, because it really is very comprehensive, an excellent addition to a Math Majors library. Or for that matter, to even an engineers library, but it certainly cannot be used to learn things for the first time.
Its a very good reference text, assuming you have learnt your ABCs from somewhere else... read more
A reference manual for advanced engineering mathematics
By Rohan G C - October 2, 2005
This book is an all-encompassing book dealing with all (I am not joking) topics of advanced engineering mathematics required by practicing engineers and students. This is not meant to be used as an introductory text during a math course but as a reference manual for practical applications once you go beyond your math course. If you are looking for a comprehensive math book with consistent notation and style of writing, look no further-get this book.