Mathematical Methods for Physicists
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- Hardback | 1112 pages
- 166 x 234 x 46mm | 1,478.73g
- 19 Feb 2001
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 5th International edition
Table of contents
Vector analysis; vector analysis in curved coordinates 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); bessel functions; legendre functions; special functions; Fourier series; integral transforms; integral equations; calculus of variations; nonlinear methods and chaos. Appendices: real zeroes of a function; Gaussian quadrature.
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