Methods of Mathematical Physics / Edition 1

Methods of Mathematical Physics / Edition 1

by Richard Courant, D. Hilbert, Courant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471504475

ISBN-13: 9780471504474

Pub. Date: 01/16/1991

Publisher: Wiley

Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book, together with its second volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume

Overview

Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book, together with its second volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume represents Richard Courant's second and final revision of 1953.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471504474
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1991
Series:
Wiley Classics Library Series, #21
Pages:
575
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

THE ALGEBRA OF LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS AND QUADRATIC FORMS.

Transformation to Principal Axes of Quadratic and Hermitian Forms.

Minimum-Maximum Property of Eigenvalues.

SERIES EXPANSION OF ARBITRARY FUNCTIONS.

Orthogonal Systems of Functions.

Measure of Independence and Dimension Number.

Fourier Series.

Legendre Polynomials.

LINEAR INTEGRAL EQUATIONS.

The Expansion Theorem and Its Applications.

Neumann Series and the Reciprocal Kernel.

The Fredholm Formulas.

THE CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS.

Direct Solutions.

The Euler Equations.

VIBRATION AND EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS.

Systems of a Finite Number of Degrees of Freedom.

The Vibrating String.

The Vibrating Membrane.

Green's Function (Influence Function) and Reduction of Differential Equations to Integral Equations.

APPLICATION OF THE CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS TO EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS.

Completeness and Expansion Theorems.

Nodes of Eigenfunctions.

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS DEFINED BY EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS.

Bessel Functions.

Asymptotic Expansions.

Additional Bibliography.

Index.

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