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- Publisher: Princeton University Press (March 17, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2020
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07Y4CPKYT
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I enjoyed this book very much and learned a lot from it. Some of it was material that I learned so many decades ago, and greatly enjoyed, but never had to use in my career in physics. Much of what fascinated me the most were the practical applications, particularly regarding the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.
I believe that this book can be enjoyed the most by those with a serious mathematical bent and who are also curious about some of the particulars of how our natural world works.
Nowadays engineers would just start with a finite element approach to any heat conduction problem, especially if there are any tricky boundary conditions. But how do you know that the solution you have is correct? The answer is that you use the FEM on a test case where you have an analytic solution as the answer. Paul Nahin shows how to do that just with just AP Calculus.