About the author
Rajen Merchant studied at Bombay University for one year and then graduated as Bachelor of Technology (a five year course) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. After completing his Master of Science at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, he migrated to Canada. He obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He has a keen interest in mathematics and its applications.
His pursuit for mathematical accuracy has helped him better understand the intricacies of the exponential Diophantine equations as well as the elliptical co-ordinate system. This is his third monograph. The first monograph, titled "Understanding the Elastic Stress Field Around an Elliptical Hole in a Thin Plate (in the deformed configuration)" – ISBN 978-1-48359-262-6, was published in January 2017. The second monograph, titled "Understanding Non-Linear Strain-Displacement Relations in the Elliptical Co-ordinate System (with applications to holes in a thin plate)" - ISBN 978-1-54398-916-8, was published in December 2019. He intends to publish the fourth book soon. This fourth book will examine applications of the concepts presented in the first two monographs.