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Physical Mathematics

Kevin Cahill, University of New Mexico


Unique in its clarity, examples, and range, Physical Mathematics explains simply and succinctly the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need to succeed in their courses and research. The book illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. This second edition has new chapters on vector calculus, special relativity and artificial intelligence and many new sections and examples. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations, Bessel functions, and…

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  • Describes the fundamental mathematics that students and researchers need in their physics courses and research
  • Explains the mathematics simply, making it easy for all students of physics and other physical sciences to learn from this book
  • Includes topics important in physics but not covered in most math books; uses numerous examples, many drawn from current research

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