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From the reviews: "...Here we have a book which we can wholeheartedly suggest. The mathematics is sound and pared to essentials; the examples are an impressive, well-chosen selection from the biomathematics literature, and the problem sets provide both useful exercises and some fine introductions to the art of modeling... Batschelet has written an introduction to biomathematics which is notable for its clarity - not only a clarity of presentation, but also a clarity of purpose, backed by a sure grasp of the field..." #Bulletin of Mathematical Biology#1 "For research workers in the biomedical field who feel a need for freshening up their knowledge in mathematics, but so far have always been frustrated by either too formal or too boring textbooks, there is now exactly what they would like to have: an easy to read introduction. This book is highly motivating for practical workers because only those mathematical techniques are offered for which there is an application in the life sciences. The reader will find it stimulating that each tool described is immediately exemplified by problems from latest publications." #Int. Zeitschrift fr klinische Pharmakologie, Therapie und Toxikologie#2
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1979
ISBN 3540096485 ISBN13 9783540096481
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A Work of Art! Apr 12, 2007
I very much agree with the previous reviews. This book is a rare gem, a treasure, truly a work of art.
It's the finest and most enjoyable mathematics book I've encountered to date, and that's taking into account the existence of many excellent math books. Certainly among books specifically on applied mathematics, this book is uniquely valuable.
The choice of topics, sequence of presentation, level of detail, use of examples, and clarity and elegance of exposition are all outstanding. Batschelet has crafted every chapter, section, paragraph, and even sentence with meticulous care and precision in the finest Swiss tradition.
If you've already studied mathematics through calculus, differential equations, probability, linear algebra, etc., this book is an especially good resource to review it all via a single coherent book.
To illustrate how much I cherish this book, I've bought two copies -- one to read, and the other in case the first is damaged and the book goes out of print.
If you love math, buy this book. If you just have an interest in math, buy this book and read it, and you may well come to love math.
Over the top-6 stars May 30, 2006
This book is quite the best I've seen, the finest book on applied mathematics ever. This textbook puts to shame nearly all other attempts. Batschelet possesses a mastery of presentation that borders on genius. Chapter 7 --including basic concepts of logarithms-is worth the price alone. Book topics build progressively: Real numbers, sets,logic, relations and functions then power,periodic,exponential & logarithm functions; graphical methods, limits, differential & integral calculus; advanced log & hyperbolic functions,ordinary differential equations, multivariable functions; probability, matrices & vectors, complex numbers.Truly a pedagogical masterpiece.
Absolutely Fantastic Dec 17, 1999
I purchaised this book while I was doing my Ph.D. I am happy that I now have a chance to write about it. Few books on mathematics are so enjoyable to read as this one. It explains concepts with amazing clarity. It guides you through all the necessary mathematics and will infact motivate you to take up mathematics as your major. This book should never go out of print. The author has made a long standing contribution by writing this book. There will be thousands of students who will be appreciate this book for generations. I would say buy it, with your eyes closed. You will never regret it.
An exceptionally useful and accessible book. Dec 4, 1998
This is one of the few books I have come across that more often than not will contain the solution to those mathematical problems encountered in the practical pursuit of biological investigation. It is written in a clear and entertaining manner, with many footnotes containing points of historical or general interest. Too often mathematical texts are dry and inaccessible to the non-specialist; Edward Batschelet's book represents a refreshing oasis that has reassured many a reluctant mathematician among the ranks of the life sciences. Buy it!!