Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

$81.99

textbook
  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761147

$ 81.99
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Request evaluation copy

Lecturers may request a copy of this title for evaluation

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The mathematical methods that physical scientists need for solving substantial problems in their fields of study are set out clearly and simply in this tutorial-style textbook. Students will develop problem-solving skills through hundreds of worked examples, self-test questions and homework problems. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the main procedures and results and all assumed prior knowledge is summarized in one of the appendices. Over 300 worked examples show how to use the techniques and around 100 self-test questions in the footnotes act as checkpoints to build student confidence. Nearly 400 end-of-chapter problems combine ideas from the chapter to reinforce the concepts. Hints and outline answers to the odd-numbered problems are given at the end of each chapter, with fully-worked solutions to these problems given in the accompanying Student Solutions Manual. Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/essential.

    • Over 300 worked examples show how to use the techniques and around 100 self-test questions in the footnotes act as checkpoints to build student confidence
    • Nearly 400 end-of-chapter problems let students apply what they have learned to reinforce the concepts
    • Fully-worked solutions to all problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/essential
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Problem solving skills can only be developed by solving problems, and here students can gorge on many stimulating problems … this book can be recommended as [a] thorough, readable, mathematical methods textbook for undergraduates on a par with the book of Boas. As Paul Dirac said 'God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world', and students will not go far wrong by beginning their journey into mathematical physics here.' C. A. Downing, Contemporary Physics

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761147
    • length: 843 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 198 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.95kg
    • contains: 106 b/w illus. 510 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Matrices and vector spaces
    2. Vector calculus
    3. Line, surface and volume integrals
    4. Fourier series
    5. Integral transforms
    6. Higher-order ODEs
    7. Series solutions of ODEs
    8. Eigenfunction methods
    9. Special functions
    10. Partial differential equations
    11. Solution methods for PDEs
    12. Calculus of variations
    13. Integral equations
    14. Complex variables
    15. Applications of complex variables
    16. Probability
    17. Statistics
    Appendices
    Index.

  • Resources for

    Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

    K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson

    Lecturer Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Authors

    K. F. Riley, University of Cambridge
    K. F. Riley read mathematics at the University of Cambridge and proceeded to a Ph.D. there in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics. He became a Research Associate in elementary particle physics at Brookhaven, and then, having taken up a lectureship at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, continued this research at the Rutherford Laboratory and Stanford; in particular he was involved in the experimental discovery of a number of the early baryonic resonances. As well as having been Senior Tutor at Clare College, where he has taught physics and mathematics for over 40 years, he has served on many committees concerned with the teaching and examining of these subjects at all levels of tertiary and undergraduate education. He is also one of the authors of 200 Puzzling Physics Problems.

    M. P. Hobson, University of Cambridge
    M. P. Hobson read natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in theoretical physics, and remained at the Cavendish Laboratory to complete a Ph.D. in the physics of star-formation. As a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and subsequently an Advanced Fellow of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, he developed an interest in cosmology, and in particular in the study of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background. He was involved in the first detection of these fluctuations using a ground-based interferometer. Currently a University Reader at the Cavendish Laboratory, his research interests include both theoretical and observational aspects of cosmology, and he is the principal author of General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists. He is also a Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall and enjoys an active role in the teaching of undergraduate physics and mathematics.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×