Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

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This title has sold over 70,000 copies through 4 previous editions - a clear leader in the field! This best-selling textbook provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. An essential textbook for all serious undergraduate students of physics.
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  • Hardback | 1112 pages
  • 166 x 234 x 46mm | 1,478.73g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • 5th International edition
  • 0120598264
  • 9780120598267

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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"Praise for previous edition Many instructors have considered ... Arfken ... to be the best available compendium of the mathematics required for advanced study in science and engineering. -American Journal of Physics
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