Fall quarter textbooks

Used version of textbooks are fine, and we encourage you to seek out the most economical versions you can appropriately obtain (in particular, you should be able to find copies of Boas that are much reduced from the cover price). We expect that you will bring copies of the texts with you to class regularly. Electronic versions are fine as long as you can access them on devices that won’t distract you or your classmates. The books should also be available via the Evergreen Bookstore.

  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 3rd Edition. Mary L. Boas. ISBN 9780471198260.
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fifth Edition. Gilbert Strang. ISBN 9780980232776.
  • Div, Grad, Curl, and All That (An Informal Text of Vector Calculus), Fourth Edition. H.M. Schey. ISBN 9780393925166.
  Differential Equations Linear Algebra Multivariable & Vector Calculus
Boas required optional required
Schey     required
Strang   required