A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special attention to issues that many engineers and students find difficult to understand.


The first part of the book contains chapters on arithmetic, elementary and analytic geometry, algebra, differential and integral calculus, functions of complex variables, integral transforms, ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, and probability theory. The second part discusses molecular physics and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and elementary particles. The third part covers dimensional analysis and similarity, mechanics of point masses and rigid bodies, strength of materials, hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer, electrical engineering, and methods for constructing empirical and engineering formulas.


The main text offers a concise, coherent survey of the most important definitions, formulas, equations, methods, theorems, and laws. Numerous examples throughout and references at the end of each chapter provide readers with a better understanding of the topics and methods. Additional issues of interest can be found in the remarks. For ease of reading, the supplement at the back of the book provides several long mathematical tables, including indefinite and definite integrals, direct and inverse integral transforms, and exact solutions of differential equations.


Features

Covers important formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws in mathematics, physics, applied sciences, and engineering

Includes numerous examples, figures, graphs, and diagrams

Presents many results in tabular form

Avoids special terminology and excessively complicated details whenever possible

Offers an extensive table of contents, a detailed index, special font highlighting in the text, and crossreferences that help readers find the desired information



Author: Andrei D. Polyanin, Alexei I. Chernoutsan

Andrei D. Polyanin is a professor in the Institute for Problems in Mechanics at the Russian Academy of Sciences and a professor of mathematics at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He is a member of the Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics as well as the Mathematics and Mechanics Expert Council of the Higher Certification Committee of the Russian Federation. A prolific author of more than 30 books and over 140 research papers, Dr. Polyanin has been a recipient of the Chaplygin Prize from the Russian Academy of Sciences and an award from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

Alexei I. Chernoutsan is a professor, dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Education, and head of the Department of Physics at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Dr. Chernoutsan is a prominent scientist in the fields of statistical physics, fluctuation kinetics, phase transitions, and percolation theory. He is deputy editorinchief of Kvant, a popular Russian educational magazine for schoolchildren and students.


