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#1 2010-10-09 10:05:29

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,619

Gradshteyn & Ryzhik

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#2 2010-10-09 10:22:09

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,734

Re: Gradshteyn & Ryzhik


It is a good book. Right up there with Abramowitz and Stegun. I was just using it on a really tough integral.
Page 112 the Ostragradsky and Hermite method, did not do the integral but I learned a ton.

Drawbacks are, it's size. You will need a lot reference material to use it effectively.
The notation they use takes some getting used to.
Written in the Soviet style like the Vilenkin book, so they tend to go their own way.

Nice review. I do not recommend it as he does for scaring girlfriends away.
A Smith and Wesson is still better for defense.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.


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