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Mathematical methods for physicists : a comprehensive guide

Author: George B Arfken; Frank E Harris; Hans-Jurgen Weber
Publisher: Waltham, MA : Academic Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George B Arfken; Frank E Harris; Hans-Jurgen Weber
ISBN: 0123846544 9780123846549
OCLC Number: 768071390
Description: xiii, 1205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mathematical Preliminaries --
Determinants and Matrices --
Vector Analysis --
Tensors and Differential Forms --
Vector Spaces --
Eigenvalue Problems --
Ordinary Differential Equations --
Sturm-Liouville Theory --
Partial Differential Equations --
Green's Functions --
Complex Variable Theory --
Further Topics in Analysis --
Gamma Function --
Bessel Functions --
Legendre Functions --
Angular Momentum --
Group Theory --
More Special Functions --
Fourier Series --
Integral Transforms --
Integral Equations --
Calculus of Variations --
Probability and Statistics.
Responsibility: George B. Arfken, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Hans J. Weber, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Frank E. Harris, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

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"...a thorough handbook about mathematics that is useful in physics."--MAA.org "This volume is a great collection of essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics, Read more...

 
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