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T. W. Korner - Author

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Books by T. W. Korner

Calculus for the Ambitious

Calculus for the Ambitious

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2014

From the author of The Pleasures of Counting and Naive Decision Making comes a calculus book perfect for self-study. It will open up the ideas of the calculus for any 16- to 18-year-old, about to begin studies in mathematics, and will be useful for anyone who would like to see a different account of the calculus from that given in the standard texts. In a lively and easy-to-read style, Professor Koerner uses approximation and estimates in a way that will easily merge into the standard development of analysis. By using Taylor's theorem with error bounds he is able to discuss topics that are rarely covered at this introductory level. This book describes important and interesting ideas in a way that will enthuse a new generation of mathematicians.

Calculus for the Ambitious

Calculus for the Ambitious

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2014

From the author of The Pleasures of Counting and Naive Decision Making comes a calculus book perfect for self-study. It will open up the ideas of the calculus for any 16- to 18-year-old, about to begin studies in mathematics, and will be useful for anyone who would like to see a different account of the calculus from that given in the standard texts. In a lively and easy-to-read style, Professor Koerner uses approximation and estimates in a way that will easily merge into the standard development of analysis. By using Taylor's theorem with error bounds he is able to discuss topics that are rarely covered at this introductory level. This book describes important and interesting ideas in a way that will enthuse a new generation of mathematicians.

Vectors, Pure and Applied

Vectors, Pure and Applied

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2012

Many books in linear algebra focus purely on getting students through exams, but this text explains both the how and the why of linear algebra and enables students to begin thinking like mathematicians. The author demonstrates how different topics (geometry, abstract algebra, numerical analysis, physics) make use of vectors in different ways and how these ways are connected, preparing students for further work in these areas. The book is packed with hundreds of exercises ranging from the routine to the challenging. Sketch solutions of the easier exercises are available online.

Vectors, Pure and Applied

Vectors, Pure and Applied

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2012

Many books in linear algebra focus purely on getting students through exams, but this text explains both the how and the why of linear algebra and enables students to begin thinking like mathematicians. The author demonstrates how different topics (geometry, abstract algebra, numerical analysis, physics) make use of vectors in different ways and how these ways are connected, preparing students for further work in these areas. The book is packed with hundreds of exercises ranging from the routine to the challenging. Sketch solutions of the easier exercises are available online.

The Pleasures of Counting

The Pleasures of Counting

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/1996

What is the connection between the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, the Battle of the Atlantic, African Eve and the design of anchors? One answer is that they are all examples chosen by Dr Tom Koerner to show how a little mathematics can shed light on the world around us, and deepen our understanding of it. Dr Koerner, an experienced author, describes a variety of topics which continue to interest professional mathematicians, like him. He does this using relatively simple terms and ideas, yet confronting difficulties (which are often the starting point for new discoveries) and avoiding condescension. If you have ever wondered what it is that mathematicians do, and how they go about it, then read on. If you are a mathematician wanting to explain to others how you spend your working days (and nights), then seek inspiration here.

Exercises in Fourier Analysis

Exercises in Fourier Analysis

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/1993

For physicists, engineers and mathematicians, Fourier analysis constitutes a tool of great usefulness. A wide variety of the techniques and applications of the subject were discussed in Dr Koerner's highly popular book, Fourier Analysis. Now Dr Koerner has compiled a collection of exercises on Fourier analysis that will thoroughly test the understanding of the reader. They are arranged chapter by chapter to correspond with Fourier Analysis, and for all who enjoyed that book, this companion volume will be an essential purchase.

Fourier Analysis

Fourier Analysis

Author: T. W. Korner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/1989

Fourier analysis is a subject that was born in physics but grew up in mathematics. Now it is part of the standard repertoire for mathematicians, physicists and engineers. In most books, this diversity of interest is often ignored, but here Dr Koerner has provided a shop-window for some of the ideas, techniques and elegant results of Fourier analysis, and for their applications. These range from number theory, numerical analysis, control theory and statistics, to earth science, astronomy, and electrical engineering. Each application is placed in perspective by a short essay. The prerequisites are few (the reader with knowledge of second or third year undergraduate mathematics should have no difficulty following the text), and the style is lively and entertaining. In short, this stimulating account will be welcomed by all who like to read about more than the bare bones of a subject. For them this will be a meaty guide to Fourier analysis.