Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists : A Comprehensive Guide

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This best-selling title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition. It updates the leading graduate-level text in mathematical physics. It provides comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering. It focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises. It clearly illustrates and proves mathematical relations. New in the Sixth Edition are features such as: updated content throughout, based on users' feedback; more advanced sections, including differential forms and the elegant forms of Maxwell's equations; a new chapter on probability and statistics; and more elementary sections have been deleted.
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  • Hardback | 1200 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0120598760
  • 9780120598762
  • 1,258,792

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"As to a comparison with other books of the same ilk, well, in all honesty, there are none. No other text on methods of mathematical physics is as comprehensive and as complete...I encourage the students to keep their copies as they will need it and will find it an invaluable reference resource in later studies and research." - Tristan Hubsch, Howard University
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Table of contents

1. Vector Analysis 2. Vector Analysis in Curved Coordinates and Tensors 3. Determinants and Matrices 4. Group Theory 5. Infinite Series 6. Functions of a Complex Variable I: Analytic Properties, Mapping 7. Functions of a Complex Variable II 8. The Gamma Function (Factorial Function) 9. Differential Equations 10. Strum-Liouville Theory-Orthogonal Functions 11. Bessel Functions 12. Legendre Functions 13. More Special Functions 14. Fourier Series 15. Integral Transforms 16. Integral Equations 17. Calculus of Variations 18. Nonlinear Methods and Chaos 19. Probability
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