Alexandr DraganovNov 11, 2022
Mathematical Tools for Real-World Applications
A Gentle Introduction for Students and Practitioners
MIT Press 2022
I’ve never read a book like Mathematical Tools for Real-World Applications: A Gentle Introduction for Students and Practitioners (MIT Press, 2022) – it’s a book about how engineers and scientists see math, and I found it fascinating. What intrigued me about this book was not that it just presents and solves a bunch of interesting problems, it shows how scientists and engineers differ in their approach to problem solving from mathematicians. Shame on me, but as a mathematician, I’ve always been a little uncomfortable with the way engineers and scientists use mathematics. I wish I’d seen this book when I was in college, I’d have done a lot better in my physics courses.