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Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
A Comprehensive Guide


  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521679718
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521555296


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  • All physical scientists and engineers need mathematical tools in their everyday work. This book presents mathematics in a form appropriate for undergraduate courses. The material covered is comprehensive, and takes the student from the level of starting college or university to the end of the most mathematical of science courses. It also provides a valuable reference for advanced students and active researchers in physics, engineering, chemistry, applied mathematics and earth science. Throughout the text, the physical relevance of the mathematics is constantly reinforced, and numerous physical worked examples are included. In this way, it provides scientists who need to use the tools of mathematics for practical purposes with a single, comprehensive textbook. Students will find the book friendly and approachable, and graduate students and researchers will find it an invaluable reference.

    • Comprehensive, one-stop mathematical textbook for students in physics, engineering, chemistry, applied mathematics and earth science - covers all fundamental mathematical methods used from first to final year undergraduate
    • Includes many class tested, high quality problems
    • Each topic is presented in a unique three-stage format: a qualitative introduction (with physical explanations, where appropriate), a rigorous mathematical representation, rounded off with worked examples (further questions and answers are also provided at the end of each chapter)
    • Friendly and approachable
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521555296
    • length: 1028 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 176 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.705kg
    • contains: 190 b/w illus. 20 tables 600 exercises
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521679718
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminary calculus
    2. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions
    3. Series and limits
    4. Partial differentiation
    5. Multiple integrals
    6. Vector algebra
    7. Matrices and vector spaces
    8. Vector calculus
    9. Line, surface and volume integrals
    10. Fourier series
    11. Integral transforms
    12. First order ODEs
    13. Higher order ODEs
    14. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations
    15. Eigenfunction methods for differential equations
    16. PDEs: general and particular solutions
    17. PDEs: separation of variables and other methods
    18. Complex variables
    19. Tensors
    20. Calculus of variations
    21. Integral equations
    22. Group theory
    23. Representation theory
    24. Probability
    25. Numerical methods
    Appendix 1. Special functions

  • Authors

    Kenneth Franklin Riley, University of Cambridge

    Michael Paul Hobson, University of Cambridge

    Stephen John Bence, University of Cambridge

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