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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Comprehensive Guide

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.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, and Environmental Science/Geophysics; also practitioners and researchers in these fields.

Hardbound, 1220 Pages

Published: January 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-384654-9


  • "This volume is a great collection of essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics, very useful to any student of physics or research professional in the field. It is concentrated to problem-solving art and offers a large amount of problems and exercises."--Zentralblatt MATH 1239


    1. Mathematical Preliminaries
    2. Determinants and Matrices
    3. Vector Analysis
    4. Tensors and Differential Forms
    5. Vector Spaces
    6. Eigenvalue Problems
    7. Ordinary Differential Equations
    8. Partial Differential Equations
    9. Green's Functions
    10. Complex Variable Theory
    11. Further Topics in Analysis
    12. Gamma Function
    13. Bessel Functions
    14. Legendre Functions
    15. Angular Momentum
    16. Group Theory
    17. More Special Functions
    18. Fourier Series
    19. Integral Transforms
    20. Periodic Systems
    21. Integral Equations
    22. Mathieu Functions
    23. Calculus of Variations
    24. Probability and Statistics


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