Higher Maths for Beginners – Zeldovich, Yaglom

The book in this post is one of the best introductory books for Higher Mathematics and it has been written by two exceptionally talented people, namely, Yakov B. Zeldovich and Issak M. Yaglom. Just visit the wikipedia pages to see their achievements. If only all the outstanding people in their fields wrote books at popular level, we would be living in a different world. The complete title of the book reads Higher Maths for Beginners (Mostly Engineers and Scientists).

This book is a joint attempt of a physicist and a mathematician to write an entirely new type of book for future scientists and engineers.

The purpose of this book is to enable the future physicist (chemist, engineer etc.) to use higher mathematics in his or her work by mastering its methods without going into full logical substantiation of them, allowing the student to view mathematics as a section of natural sciences and to solve as many concrete  problems as possible.

This book is intended for beginners, that is, for high-school students in the upper grades, students of trade schools and vocational schools, and students in the first years of college. We also have in mind anyone who by himself wishes to become better acquainted with higher mathematics, say, people who finished school some years ago

The book was translated from the Russian by Eugene Yankovsky and was first published by Mir in 1987.

You can get the book here.

All credits to the original uploader.

Update: Posted Internet Archive Link 03 December 2015


Part 1. Elements of Higher Mathematics

Chapter 1. Functions and Graphs

Chapter 2. What is a derivative?

Chapter 3. What is an integral?

Chapter 4. Calculation of derivatives

Chapter 5. Integration Techniques

Chapter 6. Series, Simple Differential Equations

Chapter 7. Investigation of Functions, Some Problems of Geometry

Part 2. Higher Math Applied to Problems of Engineering and Physics

Chapter 8. Radioactive Decay and Nuclear Fission

Chapter 9. Mechanics

Chapter 10. Oscillations

Chapter 11. The Thermal Motion of Molecules. The Distribution of Air Density in Atmosphere

Chapter 12. Absorption and Emission of Light. Lasers

Chapter 13. Electric Circuits and Oscillatory Phenomena In Them

Part 3. Some Additional Topics

Chapter 14. Complex Numbers

Chapter 15. Functions The Physicist Needs

Chapter 16. Dirac’s Remarkable Delta Functions

Chapter 17. Applying Functions of a Complex Variable and The Delta Functions

Conclusion: What Next

Selected Readings


Hints, Answers and Solutions

Name Index

Subject Index

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36 Responses to Higher Maths for Beginners – Zeldovich, Yaglom

  1. Ganeshkumar says:

    Please re up the science for everyone series.


  2. Biju Jose says:

    well thanks for re-upping the books damtr


  3. somen says:

    when you will post new book of little mathematics library series.


  4. André says:

    Big Damitr!



  5. Hari says:

    Thanks a lot. expects some more good titles on math with high school level if you have one.


  6. Pranjal says:

    I have same book but it is titled higher maths for beginners mostly scientists and engineers.


  7. Siddharth says:

    Would you upload the following books?
    1. Problems in Elementary Physics, B. Bukhovtsa, V. Krivchenkov, G. Myakishev and V. Shalnov, MIR Publishers, (1971).
    2. Senior Physics, Part – I, I.K. Kikoin and A.K. Kikoin, MIR Publishers (1987).
    3. Senior Physics, Part – II, B. Bekhovtsev, MIR Publishers (1988).
    4. Physics can be Fun, Y. Perelman, MIR Publishers (1986).
    Thanks in advance


  8. nandanrahul says:

    the link given for this book is not working.

    it doesn’t begins downloading.


  9. Ramo says:

    It works. Thank for your pubblications!


  10. Ramo says:

    Can you do please a link with all books in a file?


  11. bobthepanda says:

    Reblogged this on Um Panda na Garagem.


  12. Tanya says:

    The link http://ifile.it/ro8lqyi is not working . In the file downloaded from 4shared.com ,the password given above is incorrect . Please either fix the link or provide the correct password . Thanks


  13. Tanya says:

    Hello Siddharth . Have you tried downloading the file from 4shared and open it with the password “www.mirtitles.org” ? I have downloaded the file but it just doesn’t open with the given password .
    Please give it a try and check yourself.


  14. Tanishq Jaiswal says:

    Searched this since eternity found now! thanks buddy!! 😀


  15. Alfonzo Soto says:

    Please, I need your help to download this book. When I tried to do it, I got the same message: “Fail to load PDF document”.
    Thanks a lot


  16. Alfonzo Soto says:

    Please, I need your help.
    I have not been able to download the PDF files of this book. I have gotten the same message: “Failed to load PDF document”
    HELP…. How could I download this ebook?
    Thanks a million


  17. Oliver says:

    Also cannot open the PDF 😦


    • Alfonzo Soto says:

      Hi Oliver
      I am sorry, but do you know where I could download the book: “Elementary Mathematics” by Dorofeev, Potapov and Rozov?
      I will appreciate your help with this situation.


  18. Navdeep Singh Bedi says:

    Can you please tell from where i can get English version pdf of
    1)Ya.B. Zeldovich and AD Myshkis, “Elements of Applied Mathematics” (1972)
    2)lectures on linear algebra I.M.gelfand


  19. adi says:

    link not working 😦 Please help.


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