Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
A Comprehensive Guide
3rd Edition
$110.00 (X)
 Authors:
 K. F. Riley, University of Cambridge
 M. P. Hobson, University of Cambridge
 S. J. Bence
 Date Published: March 2006
 availability: Temporarily unavailable  available from December 2015
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9780521679718
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The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New standalone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a passwordprotected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.
Read more Contains all the mathematical material likely to be needed for any undergraduate course in the physical sciences
 Maintains the method and clarity of presentation that has been much praised in earlier editions
 Over 800 exercises: half with complete solutions available; half suitable for unaided homework  the only book at this level to have fullyworked solutions to ALL of its problems
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×Product details
 Edition: 3rd Edition
 Date Published: March 2006
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9780521679718
 length: 1359 pages
 dimensions: 248 x 174 x 56 mm
 weight: 2.425kg
 contains: 235 b/w illus. 820 exercises
 availability: Temporarily unavailable  available from December 2015
Table of Contents
Prefaces
1. Preliminary algebra
2. Preliminary calculus
3. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions
4. Series and limits
5. Partial differentiation
6. Multiple integrals
7. Vector algebra
8. Matrices and vector spaces
9. Normal modes
10. Vector calculus
11. Line, surface and volume integrals
12. Fourier series
13. Integral transforms
14. Firstorder ordinary differential equations
15. Higherorder ordinary differential equations
16. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations
17. Eigenfunction methods for differential equations
18. Special functions
19. Quantum operators
20. Partial differential equations: general and particular
21. Partial differential equations: separation of variables
22. Calculus of variations
23. Integral equations
24. Complex variables
25. Application of complex variables
26. Tensors
27. Numerical methods
28. Group theory
29. Representation theory
30. Probability
31. Statistics
Index.
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