Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists
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Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists

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This new adaptation of Arfken and Weber's bestselling Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, modern, and accessible reference for using mathematics to solve physics problems. REVIEWERS SAY: "Examples are excellent. They cover a wide range of physics problems." --Bing Zhou, University of Michigan "The ideas are communicated very well and it is easy to understand...It has a more modern treatment than most, has a very complete range of topics and each is treated in sufficient detail...I'm not aware of another better book at this level..." --Gary Wysin, Kansas State University
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Product details

  • Hardback | 932 pages
  • 198 x 240 x 38mm | 1,719.11g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120598779
  • 9780120598779

Table of contents

Vector Analysis; Vector Analysis in Curved Coordinated and Tensors; Determinants and Matrices; Group Theory; Infinite Series; Functions of a Complex Variable I; Functions of a Complex Variable II; Differential Equations; Sturm-Liouville Theory - Orthogonal Functions; The Gamma Function (Factorial Function); Legendre Polynomials; Bessell Functions; Hermite and Laguerre Polynomials; Fourier Series; Integral Transforms; Partial Differential Equations; Probability; Calculus of Variations; Non-Linear Methods and Chaos
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"Examples are excellent. They cover a wide range of physics problems." -- Bing Zhou, University of Michigan"The ideas are communicated very well and it is easy to understand...It has a more modern treatment than most, has a very complete range of topics and each is treated in sufficient detail....I'm not aware of another better book at this level..." -- Gary Wysin, Kansas State University
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"...achieves a comprehensive coverage of the 'essential' topics in mathematical physics at the undergraduate level...filled with enlightening examples..." - David Hwang, University of California at Davis "The book contains many worked out problems some of which are solved in more than one way to accommodate different learning needs and styles..." - Amit Chakrabati, Kansas State University
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About Frank Harris

By Dr. Hans J. Weber and Dr. George B. Arfken
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