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Methods of mathematical physics

Author: Harold Jeffreys; Bertha Swirles Jeffreys
Publisher: Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge mathematical library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This well-known text and reference contains an account of those parts of mathematics that are most frequently needed in physics. Examples of the practical use of the methods developed are given in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jeffreys, Harold, Sir, 1891-
Methods of mathematical physics.
Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)760181017
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Jeffreys; Bertha Swirles Jeffreys
ISBN: 0521664020 9780521664028 0521097231 9780521097239 0521054265 9780521054263
OCLC Number: 16234315
Notes: Previously published: 1972.
Description: viii, 718 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The real variable --
2. Scalars and vectors --
3. Tensors --
4. Matrices --
5. Multiple integrals --
6. Potential theory --
7. Operational methods --
8. Physical applications of the operational method --
9. Numerical methods --
10. Calculus of variations --
11. Functions of a complex variable --
12. Contour integration and Bromwich's integral --
13. Contour integration --
14. Fourier's theorem --
15. The factorial and related functions --
16. Solution of linear differential equations of the second order --
17. Asymptotic expansions --
18. The equations of potential, waves and heat conduction --
19. Waves in one dimension and waves with spherical symmetry --
20. Conduction of heat in one and three dimensions --
21. Bessel functions --
22. Applications of Bessel functions --
23. The confluent hypergeometric function --
24. Legendre functions and associated functions --
25. Elliptic functions --
Appendix on. notation.
Series Title: Cambridge mathematical library.
Responsibility: by Sir Harold Jeffreys and Bertha Swirles (Lady Jeffreys).
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