Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

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After more than 28 years of successful class-testing, Mathematical Methods for Physicists is considered the standard text on the subject This edition provides thorough coverage of the important mathematics needed for upper-division and graduate study in physics and engineering. A new chapter on non-linear methods and chaos is included, as are revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters. Features: * This revised Fourth Edition includes: * Modernized technology * Group theoretic methods brought together and expanded in a new chapter * An entirely new chapter on nonlinear mathematical physics * Significant revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters * Many new or improved exercises * Forty new or improved figures * An update of computational techniques for today's contemporary tools, such as microcomputers, Numerical Recipes, and Mathematica, among others.
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  • Hardback | 952 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 50.8mm | 1,519.53g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • International 2 Revised ed
  • 0120598167
  • 9780120598168

Table of contents

Vector Analysis. Vector Analysis in Curved Coordinates and Tensor Analysis. Determinants and Matrices. Group Theory. Infinite Series. Functions of a Complex Variable I. Functions of a Complex Variable II: Calculus of Residues. Differential Equations. Sturm-Liouville Theory - Orthogonal Functions. The Gamma Function (Factorial Function). Bessel Functions. Legendre Functions. Special Functions. Fourier Series. Integral Transforms. Integral Equations. Calculus of Variations. Nonlinear Methods and Chaos. Appendix I: Real Zeros of a Function. Appendix II: Gaussian Quadrature. General References. Index.
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