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Mathematical Methods for Physicists : A Concise Introduction - Tai L. Chow

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Concise Introduction

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2000
ISBN: 9780521652278
Number Of Pages: 572

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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 these days. It is assumed that the reader has an adequate preparation in general physics and calculus. 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. The text contains a large number of worked examples to illustrate the mathematical techniques developed and to show their relevance to physics. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate physics majors, but could also be used by students in other subjects, such as engineering, astronomy and mathematics.

Preface
Vector and tensor analysis
Ordinary differential equations
Matrix algebra
Fourier series and integrals
Linear vector spaces
Functions of a complex variable
Special functions of mathematical physics
The calculus of variations
The Laplace transformation
Partial differential equations
Simple linear integral equations
Elements of group theory
Numerical methods
Introduction to probability theory
Appendices
Further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521652278
ISBN-10: 0521652278
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 27th July 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.2

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