Mathematical Methods for Physicists
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.
- Hardback | 952 pages
- 162.56 x 231.14 x 50.8mm | 1,519.53g
- 01 Nov 1995
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- International 2 Revised ed
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.