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    DescriptionThe third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.


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    Title
    Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
    Subtitle
    A Comprehensive Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) K. F. Riley, By (author) M. P. Hobson, By (author) S. J. Bence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1359
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 2,245 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521679718
    ISBN 10: 0521679710
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PH, PDE
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16200
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: TBJ
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009000
    B&T Approval Code: A51960000
    DC22: 510.2453
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: T
    BISAC V2.8: STU026000
    B&T Approval Code: A51800000
    BISAC V2.8: MAT034000, MAT003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029010, SCI040000
    DC22: 515.1
    LC classification: QA300 .R495 2006
    Thema V1.0: PBK, TBC, TBJ, PDE
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    235 b/w illus. 820 exercises
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    From reviews of previous editions: '...a great scientific textbook. It is a tour de force ... to write mathematical sections that are both complete and at an appropriate academic level. The authors have clearly succeeded in this challenge, making this a remarkable pedagogical book ... The choice of exercises is excellent and possibly the best feature of the book. In summary, this textbook is a great reference at undergraduate levels, particularly for those who like to teach or learn using lots of examples and exercises.' R. Botet, European Journal of Physics '... the book provides scientists who need to use the tool of mathematics for practical purposes with a single, comprehensive book. I recommend this book not only to students in physics and engineering sciences, but also to students in other fields of natural sciences.' P. Steward, Optik '... suitable as a textbook for undergraduate use ... this is a book that in view of its content and its modest softcover price, will find its way on to many bookshelves.' Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Riley et al. has clear, thorough and straightforward explanations of the subjects treated. It rigorously adopts a three-stage approach throughout the book: first a heuristic, intuitive introduction, then a formal treatment, and finally one or two examples. This consistent presentation, the layout, and the print quality make the book most attractive ... and value for money. It contains a thousand pages, there are plenty of exercises with each chapter.' J. M. Thijssen, European Journal of Physics This is a valuable book with great potential use in present-day university physics courses. Furthermore, the book will be useful for graduate too, and researchers will find it useful for looking up material which they have forgotten since their undergraduate days.' J. M. Thijssen, European Journal of Physics 'This textbook is a well-written, modern, comprehensive, and complete collection of topics in mathematical methods ranging from a review of differential and integral calculus to group and representation theory, probability, the calculus of variations, and tensors.' Science Books and Films 'This is a very comprehensive textbook suitable for most students enrolling on undergraduate degree courses in engineering. It contains 31 stand-alone chapters of mathematical methods which enable the students to understand the principles of the basic mathematical techniques and the authors have produced a clear, thorough and straightforward explanation of each subject. ... finding a single textbook which covers the engineering student's need throughout their entire course is by no means an easy task. I believe the authors have achieved it ... complete fully worked solutions ... which I think is a useful asset for both students and lecturers.' Civil Engineering ' ... this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics ever likely to be needed for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics covered and many worked examples, it contains more than 800 exercises.' L'enseignement mathematique
    Table of contents
    Prefaces; 1. Preliminary algebra; 2. Preliminary calculus; 3. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions; 4. Series and limits; 5. Partial differentiation; 6. Multiple integrals; 7. Vector algebra; 8. Matrices and vector spaces; 9. Normal modes; 10. Vector calculus; 11. Line, surface and volume integrals; 12. Fourier series; 13. Integral transforms; 14. First-order ordinary differential equations; 15. Higher-order ordinary differential equations; 16. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations; 17. Eigenfunction methods for differential equations; 18. Special functions; 19. Quantum operators; 20. Partial differential equations: general and particular; 21. Partial differential equations: separation of variables; 22. Calculus of variations; 23. Integral equations; 24. Complex variables; 25. Application of complex variables; 26. Tensors; 27. Numerical methods; 28. Group theory; 29. Representation theory; 30. Probability; 31. Statistics; Index.