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Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences.

Author: K F Riley; M P Hobson
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mathematical methods that physical scientists need for solving problems are clearly set out in this tutorial-style textbook.
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Riley, K.F.
Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K F Riley; M P Hobson
ISBN: 9780511917004 0511917007
OCLC Number: 689996451
Description: 1 online resource (847 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Review of background topics; 1 Matrices and vector spaces; 2 Vector calculus; 3 Line, surface and volume integrals; 4 Fourier series; 5 Integral transforms; 6 Higher-order ordinary differential equations; 7 Series solutions of ordinary differential equations; 8 Eigenfunction methods for differential equations; 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. Appendix A: Review of background topicsAppendix B: Inner products; Appendix C: Inequalities in linear vector spaces; Appendix D: Summation convention; Appendix E: The Kronecker delta and Levi--Civita symbols; Appendix F: Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization; Appendix G: Linear least squares; Appendix H: Footnote answers; Index.

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The mathematical methods that physical scientists need for solving problems are clearly set out in this tutorial-style textbook.

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