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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists
A Concise Introduction

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  • Author: Tai L. Chow, California State University, Northridge
  • Date Published: July 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521655446

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  • This text is designed for an intermediate-level, two-semester undergraduate course in mathematical physics. It provides an accessible account of most of the current, important mathematical tools required in physics. The book bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and more advanced courses in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermal and statistical physics. It contains a large number of worked examples to illustrate the mathematical techniques developed and to show their relevance to physics. The highly organized coverage allows instructors to teach the basics in one semester. The book could also be used in courses in engineering, astronomy, and mathematics.

    • Each chapter includes a number of worked examples
    • Includes over 300 problems
    • A flexible text that can also be used for one-semester courses by omitting some sections or chapters on more advanced topics
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    • Date Published: July 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521655446
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 113 b/w illus. 316 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Vector and tensor analysis
    2. Ordinary differential equations
    3. Matrix algebra
    4. Fourier series and integrals
    5. Linear vector spaces
    6. Functions of a complex variable
    7. Special functions of mathematical physics
    8. The calculus of variations
    9. The Laplace transformation
    10. Partial differential equations
    11. Simple linear integral equations
    12. Elements of group theory
    13. Numerical methods
    14. Introduction to probability theory
    Appendices
    Further reading
    Index.

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    Tai L. Chow, California State University, Northridge

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