Mathematical Methods of Physics / Edition 2 available in Paperback
|This well-known text treats a variety of essential topics, ranging in difficulty from simple differential equations to group theory. Physical intuition, rather than rigor, is used to develop mathematical facility, and the authors have kept the text at a level consistent with the needs and abilities of upper-division students. This book covers subjects which are often ignored in traditional texts; for example, statistics and the fitting of experimental data, dispersion relations and super-convergence relations and the group SU(3).|
|Edition description:||2d ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Ordinary Differential Equations.
2. Infinite Series.
3. Evaluation of Integrals.
4. Integral Transforms.
5. Further Applications of Complex Variable.
6. Vectors and Matrices.
7. Special Functions.
8. Partial Differential Equations.
9. Eigenfuctions, Eigenvalues, and Green's Functions.
10. Peturbation Theory.
11. Integral Equations.
12. Calculus of Variations.
13. Numerical Methods.
14. Probability and Statistics.
15. Tensor Analysis and Differential Geometry.
16. Introduction to Groups and Group Representations.
Appendix: Some Properties of Functions of a Complex Variable.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're reasonably advanced in mathematics and have had lots of practice doing problems already, this book may prove useful quickly. However, expect limited examples. While it covers the generality of methods, there's much this book assumes the reader already knows or can quickly understand. This book is not worth $100.00.