Ray M. Bowen
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
The free textbooks,
1. “Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 1, Linear and
Multilinear Algebra” by Ray M. Bowen and C.-C. Wang.
2. “Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 2, Vector and
Tensor Analysis” by Ray M. Bowen and C.-C. Wang.
by Ray M. Bowen.
are available for downloading as Adobe Acrobat files.
These books are typed revisions of books which were originally
published by Plenum Press. The first two were published in 1976 as
Volumes 1 and 2 in their series on Mathematical Concepts and
Methods in Science and Engineering, edited by Angelo Miele. The
third book was published in 1989 as Volume 39 in the same series.
Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 1 and 2, and Introduction
to Continuum Mechanics are also available for purchase from Dover Publications.
An unauthorized copy of Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol.1
has been republished under the title, Applied College Algebra.
The author of this unauthorized copy is listed as an A. K. Sharma.
ADDITIONAL FREE TEXTBOOK DOWNLOADS
The following three textbooks are also available for downloading.
1. “LECTURES ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS,
Part 1: Linear Algebra”
2. “LECTURES ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS,
Part 2: Numerical Analysis”
3. “Porous Elasticity: Lectures on the Elasticity of Porous Materials
as an Application of the Theory of Mixtures”
Feedback on these books is always appreciated. In particular, If
typing mistakes and other problems are identified, the posted
files will be corrected. Feedback should be sent to Ray M. Bowen at
*Updated and Revised August, 2015