## RKP Library of Mathematics

A series of books called the Library of Mathematicswere edited byWalter Ledermann. The title and editor of the series appear as:

LIBRARY OF MATHEMATICS

Edited by

WALTER LEDERMANN D.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.S.Ed.,

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Manchester

ROUTLEDGE AND KEGAN PAUL

LONDONLedermann describes the series as follows:

This series of short text-books is primarily intended for readers who study mathematics as a tool rather than for its own sake. The aim is to cover the topics which are usually included in courses of mathematics for scientists, engineers and statisticians at Universities and Technical Colleges. Each volume is made as nearly self-contained as possible, with exercises and answers, and a few of these books should provide enough reading material for the non-specialist throughout his mathematical studies. Thus each student will be able to build up his own text-book and adapt his reading closely to the syllabus he has to follow.Generally, techniques are emphasized more than abstract theories, and the exposition has been kept on an elementary level. When it was not feasible to give a rigorous treatment, the underlying assumptions are fully explained.

The books contain various comments extracted from reviews:

'The authors obviously understand the difficulties of undergraduates. Their treatment is more rigorous than what students will have been used to at school, and yet it is remarkably clear ....'All the books contain worked examples in the text and exercises at the ends of the chapters. They will be invaluable to undergraduates. Pupils in their last year at school, too, will find them useful and stimulating. They will learn the university approach to work they have already done, and will gain a foretaste of what awaits them ii the future.'

- Times Educational Supplement

' . . . it will prove a valuable corpus . . . a great improvement on many works published in the past with a similar objective.'

- Times Literary Supplement

'These are all useful little books, and topics suitable for similar treatment are doubtless under consideration by the editor of the series.'

T A A BROADBENT in

Nature

Titles in the series are displayed on an early volume as follows:ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL

Linear Equations P M Cohn

Sequences and Series J A Green

Differential Calculus P J Hilton

Elementary Differential Equations and Operators G E H Reuter

Partial Derivatives P J Hilton

Complex Numbers W Ledermann

Principles of Dynamics M B Glauert

Electrical and Mechanical Oscillations D S Jones

Vibrating Strings D R Bland

Vibrating Systems R F Chisnell

Fourier Series S N Sneddon

Solutions of Laplace's equation D R Bland

Solid Geometry P M Cohn

JOC/EFR July 2008

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