Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Pure and Applied Mathematics (Book 234)
Hardcover: 350 pages
Publisher: Marcel Dekker; 2 edition (August 4, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
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Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Like the other reviewer stated, it's helpful, but not for newcomers. The examples are vague when present and the text requires a lot of jumping around, as a problem from one chapter explicitly states to look at a problem from several chapters before. It's nice that the book is small, so it's easy to carry, but even reading it thoroughly probably isn't going to give your grades much of a boost.
As textbooks go, this one isn't especially helpful. It serves as a useful reference or complement to a lecture, but it provides the bare bones of relevant material. I've had worse texts, but not many.
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