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Mathematical Physics: Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers / Edition 2

Mathematical Physics: Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers / Edition 2

by Bruce R. Kusse, Erik A. Westwig


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ISBN-13: 9783527406722
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/24/2006
Series: Physics Textbook Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 689
Sales rank: 1,030,457
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Bruce Kusse is Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, where he has been teaching since 1970. He holds a PhD from the MIT in electrical engineering with a specialty in plasma physics.

Erik Westwig is a software engineer with Palisade Corporation, New Jersey. He holds an MS in applied physics from Cornell University.

Table of Contents

1. A Review of Vector and Matrix Algebra Using Subscript/Summation Conventions
2. Differential and Integral Operations on Vector and Scalar Fields
3. Curvilinear Coordinate Systems
4. Introduction to Tensors
5. The Dirac Delta-Function
6. Introduction to Complex Variables
7. Fourier Series
8. Fourier Transforms
9. Laplace Transforms
10. Differential Equations
11. Solutions to Laplace's Equation
12. Integral Equations
13. Advanced Topics in Complex Analysis
14. Tensors in Non-Orthogonal Coordinate Systems
15. Introduction to Group Theory
A. The Levi-Civita Identitiy
B. The Curvilinear Curl
C. The Double Integral Identity
D. Green's Function Solutions
E. Pseudovectors and the Mirror Test
F. Christoffel Symbols and Covariant Derivatives
NEW APPENDIX: The Calculus of Variation

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