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Mathematical methods for physicists.

by Arfken, George B. (George Brown); Weber, Hans-Jurgen; Harris, Frank E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Academic, 2012Edition: 7th ed. / George Arfken, Hans Weber, Frank Harris.Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.ISBN: 9780123846549; 0123846544.Subject(s): Mathematical analysis | Mathematical physics | Mathematical analysis | Mathematical physicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 515.02453 Online resources: ScienceDirect
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.
Summary: Now in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining the key features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises. Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physics Focuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problems Clearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding New to this edition: Improved modular chapters New up-to-date examples More intuitive explanations.
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Now in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining the key features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises. Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physics Focuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problems Clearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding New to this edition: Improved modular chapters New up-to-date examples More intuitive explanations.

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.

Previous edition: Amsterdam; London: Elsevier Academic, 2005.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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