Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Author: George B. Arfken,Hans J. Weber

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483288064

Category: Science

Page: 1029

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This new and completely revised Fourth Edition provides thorough coverage of the important mathematics needed for upper-division and graduate study in physics and engineering. Following more than 28 years of successful class-testing, Mathematical Methods for Physicists is considered the standard text on the subject. A new chapter on nonlinear methods and chaos is included, as are revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters. The entire book has been made even more accessible, with special attention given to clarity, completeness, and physical motivation. It is an excellent reference apart from its course use. This revised Fourth Edition includes: Modernized terminology Group theoretic methods brought together and expanded in a new chapter An entirely new chapter on nonlinear mathematical physics Significant revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters Many new or improved exercises Forty new or improved figures An update of computational techniques for today's contemporary tools, such as microcomputers, Numerical Recipes, and Mathematica(r), among others

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1205

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Providing coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering, this text focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises, as well as clearly illustrating and proving mathematical relations.

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson,S. J. Bence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139450999

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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 stand-alone 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 password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Concise Introduction

Author: Tai L. Chow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139427968

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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.

A Guide to Mathematical Methods for Physicists

With Problems and Solutions

Author: Michela Petrini,Gianfranco Pradisi,Alberto Zaffaroni

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 1786343460

Category: Science

Page: 340

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Mathematics plays a fundamental role in the formulation of physical theories. This textbook provides a self-contained and rigorous presentation of the main mathematical tools needed in many fields of Physics, both classical and quantum. It covers topics treated in mathematics courses for final-year undergraduate and graduate physics programmes, including complex function: distributions, Fourier analysis, linear operators, Hilbert spaces and eigenvalue problems. The different topics are organised into two main parts — complex analysis and vector spaces — in order to stress how seemingly different mathematical tools, for instance the Fourier transform, eigenvalue problems or special functions, are all deeply interconnected. Also contained within each chapter are fully worked examples, problems and detailed solutions. A companion volume covering more advanced topics that enlarge and deepen those treated here is also available. Contents:Complex Analysis:Holomorphic FunctionsIntegrationTaylor and Laurent SeriesResiduesFunctional Spaces:Vector SpacesSpaces of FunctionsDistributionsFourier AnalysisLinear Operators in Hilbert Spaces I: The Finite-Dimensional CaseLinear Operators in Hilbert Spaces II: The Infinite-Dimensional CaseAppendices:Complex Numbers, Series and IntegralsSolutions of the Exercises Readership: Students of undergraduate mathematics and postgraduate students of physics or engineering.

Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Donald Allan McQuarrie

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389245

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1161

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Intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering, this text is also suitable as a reference for advanced students in the physical sciences. Detailed problems and worked examples are included.

Mathematical Physics

A Modern Introduction to Its Foundations

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319011952

Category: Science

Page: 1205

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The goal of this book is to expose the reader to the indispensable role that mathematics plays in modern physics. Starting with the notion of vector spaces, the first half of the book develops topics as diverse as algebras, classical orthogonal polynomials, Fourier analysis, complex analysis, differential and integral equations, operator theory, and multi-dimensional Green's functions. The second half of the book introduces groups, manifolds, Lie groups and their representations, Clifford algebras and their representations, and fibre bundles and their applications to differential geometry and gauge theories. This second edition is a substantial revision with a complete rewriting of many chapters and the addition of new ones, including chapters on algebras, representation of Clifford algebras, fibre bundles, and gauge theories. The spirit of the first edition, namely the balance between rigour and physical application, has been maintained, as is the abundance of historical notes and worked out examples that demonstrate the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in modern physics.

Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers

Second Corrected Edition

Author: Royal Eugene Collins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150127

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Practical text focuses on fundamental applied math needed to deal with physics and engineering problems: elementary vector calculus, special functions of mathematical physics, calculus of variations, much more. 1968 edition.

MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES, 3RD ED

Author: Boas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126508105

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

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Market_Desc: · Physicists and Engineers· Students in Physics and Engineering Special Features: · Covers everything from Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analysis, Probability and Statistics, to ODE, PDE, Transforms and more· Emphasizes intuition and computational abilities· Expands the material on DE and multiple integrals· Focuses on the applied side, exploring material that is relevant to physics and engineering· Explains each concept in clear, easy-to-understand steps About The Book: The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the areas of mathematical physics. It combines all the essential math concepts into one compact, clearly written reference. This book helps readers gain a solid foundation in the many areas of mathematical methods in order to achieve a basic competence in advanced physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Mathematical Methods

For Students of Physics and Related Fields

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038721562X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 659

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Intended to follow the usual introductory physics courses, this book contains many original, lucid and relevant examples from the physical sciences, problems at the ends of chapters, and boxes to emphasize important concepts to help guide students through the material.

A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

Author: Roel Snieder,Kasper van Wijk,Matthew M. Haney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107084962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

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This completely revised edition provides a tour of the mathematical knowledge and techniques needed by students across the physical sciences. There are new chapters on probability and statistics and on inverse problems. It serves as a stand-alone text or as a source of exercises and examples to complement other textbooks.

Mathematical Methods for Physics

Using Matlab and Maple

Author: J. R. Claycomb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683920984

Category: Science

Page: 786

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This book may be used by students and professionals in physics and engineering that have completed first-year calculus and physics. An introductory chapter reviews algebra, trigonometry, units and complex numbers that are frequently used in physics. Examples using MATLAB and Maple for symbolic and numerical calculations in physics with a variety of plotting features are included in all 16 chapters. The book applies many of mathematical concepts covered in Chapters 1-9 to fundamental physics topics in mechanics, electromagnetics; quantum mechanics and relativity in Chapters 10-16. Companion files are included with MATLAB and Maple worksheets and files, and all of the figures from the text. Features: * Each chapter includes the mathematical development of the concept with numerous examples * MATLAB & Maple examples are integrated in each chapter throughout the book * Applies the mathematical concepts to fundamental physics principles such as relativity, mechanics, electromagnetics, etc. * Introduces basic MATLAB and Maple commands and programming structures * Includes companion files with MATLAB and Maple files and worksheets, and all of the figures from the text

Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering

Author: Selçuk S. Bayin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111942545X

Category: Education

Page: 864

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A Practical, Interdisciplinary Guide to Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Second Edition, provides students and scientists with a detailed mathematical reference for advanced analysis and computational methodologies. Making complex tools accessible, this invaluable resource is designed for both the classroom and the practitioners; the modular format allows flexibility of coverage, while the text itself is formatted to provide essential information without detailed study. Highly practical discussion focuses on the “how-to” aspect of each topic presented, yet provides enough theory to reinforce central processes and mechanisms. Recent growing interest in interdisciplinary studies has brought scientists together from physics, chemistry, biology, economy, and finance to expand advanced mathematical methods beyond theoretical physics. This book is written with this multi-disciplinary group in mind, emphasizing practical solutions for diverse applications and the development of a new interdisciplinary science. Revised and expanded for increased utility, this new Second Edition: Includes over 60 new sections and subsections more useful to a multidisciplinary audience Contains new examples, new figures, new problems, and more fluid arguments Presents a detailed discussion on the most frequently encountered special functions in science and engineering Provides a systematic treatment of special functions in terms of the Sturm-Liouville theory Approaches second-order differential equations of physics and engineering from the factorization perspective Includes extensive discussion of coordinate transformations and tensors, complex analysis, fractional calculus, integral transforms, Green's functions, path integrals, and more Extensively reworked to provide increased utility to a broader audience, this book provides a self-contained three-semester course for curriculum, self-study, or reference. As more scientific disciplines begin to lean more heavily on advanced mathematical analysis, this resource will prove to be an invaluable addition to any bookshelf.

Mathematics for Physics

A Guided Tour for Graduate Students

Author: Michael Stone,Paul Goldbart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139480618

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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An engagingly-written account of mathematical tools and ideas, this book provides a graduate-level introduction to the mathematics used in research in physics. The first half of the book focuses on the traditional mathematical methods of physics – differential and integral equations, Fourier series and the calculus of variations. The second half contains an introduction to more advanced subjects, including differential geometry, topology and complex variables. The authors' exposition avoids excess rigor whilst explaining subtle but important points often glossed over in more elementary texts. The topics are illustrated at every stage by carefully chosen examples, exercises and problems drawn from realistic physics settings. These make it useful both as a textbook in advanced courses and for self-study. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521854030.

Modern Electrodynamics

Author: Andrew Zangwill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896975

Category: Science

Page: 977

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An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this graduate-level textbook a must-have for electromagnetism students.

Mathematical Methods for Physics

Author: Henry W. Wyld

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: 9780805398571

Category: Science

Page: 628

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"This classic book helps students learn the basics in physics by bridging the gap between mathematics and the basic fundamental laws of physics. With supplemental material such as graphs and equations,"

Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists

Third Edition

Author: Louis A. Pipes,Lawrence R. Harvill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486794997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1040

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Suitable for advanced courses in applied mathematics, this text covers analysis of lumped parameter systems, distributed parameter systems, and important areas of applied mathematics. Answers to selected problems. 1970 edition.

Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

Author: Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135063

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.

Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492942

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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.