Despite the increasing use of computers, the basic need for mathematical tables continues Tables serve a vital role in preliminary surveys of problems before programming for machine operation, and they are indispensable to thousands of engineers and scientists without access to machines Because of automatic computers, however, and because of recent scientific advances, a greater variety of functions and a higher accuracy of tabulation than have been available until now are required.In 1954, a conference on mathematical tables, sponsored by M.I.T and the National Science Foundation, met to discuss a modernization and extension of Jahnke and Emde s classical tables of functions This volume, published 10 years later by the U.S Department of Commerce, is the result Designed to include a maximum of information and to meet the needs of scientists in all fields, it is a monumental piece of work, a comprehensive and self contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems.The book contains 29 sets of tables, some to as high as 20 places mathematical constants physical constants and conversion factors 6 tables exponential integral and related functions 7 error function and Fresnel integrals 12 Bessel functions of integer 12 and fractional 13 order integrals of Bessel functions 2 Struve and related functions 2 confluent hypergeometric functions 2 Coulomb wave functions 2 hypergeometric functions Jacobian elliptic and theta functions 2 elliptic integrals 9 Weierstrass elliptic and related functions parabolic cylinder functions 3 Mathieu functions 2 spheroidal wave functions 5 orthogonal polynomials 13 combinatorial analysis 9 numerical interpolation, differentiation and integration 11 probability functions ll scales of notation 6 miscellaneous functions 9 Laplace transforms 2 and others.Each of these sections is prefaced by a list of related formulas and graphs differential equations, series expansions, special functions, and other basic relations These constitute an unusually valuable reference work in themselves The prefatory material also includes an explanation of the numerical methods involved in using the tables that follow and a bibliography Numerical examples illustrate the use of each table and explain the computation of function values which lie outside its range, while the editors introduction describes higher order interpolation procedures Well over100 figures illustrate the text.In all, this is one of the most ambitious and useful books of its type ever published, an essential aid in all scientific and engineering research, problem solving, experimentation and field work This low cost edition contains every page of the original government publication....
|Title||:||Handbook of Mathematical Functions: with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (Dover Books on Mathematics)|
|Number of Pages||:||591 Pages|
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Handbook of Mathematical Functions: with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (Dover Books on Mathematics) Reviews
This book is great to have around, it offers tons of solutions to integrals, series, functions, etc... this is a must have for every scientist or engineer, however there are a lot of numerical tables which are by now completely obsolete, for instance Bessel function values, most of those tables are easily and more accurately calculated by Matlab. What is really useful in this book are not the numerical but the analyitical solutions to many, many functions.
This wonderful volume is one of four works I always keep in digital or desk drawer reach while reading/studying/ referencing any other math book or journal article, the complete list being:
Wanna know e^x for 10000 values of x? this is the book for you. its also got a lot of awesome stuff. 10/10
This book is a well-known classic which deserves all praises.
Thorough derivations of equations involved with advanced mathematical functions. Wonderful description of interpolation techniques for application against the hundreds of pages of various mathematical tables.
this is for calculus major students!!
Probably Internet and computer have made this book obsolete but got this book for so cheap that I have nothing to complain about.
Great text for anyone in an engineering, science or math field. Although most personal computers have processors capable of evaluating these tables, there is still no comparison to being able to reference the value instantly. Especially useful for quick checks. I can always get more accurate results online or with interpolation, but I bask park answer helps you know if the extra work is required. Overall the book is put together well. The list of special functions is impressive and it also contains many other useful tables.