Description

This best-selling title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition.

Key Features

* Updates the leading graduate-level text in mathematical physics * Provides comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering * Focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises * Clearly illustrates and proves mathematical relations New in the Sixth Edition: * Updated content throughout, based on users' feedback * More advanced sections, including differential forms and the elegant forms of Maxwell's equations * A new chapter on probability and statistics * More elementary sections have been deleted

Readership

The book is used both as a reference and as a textbook for aspiring and practicing physicists. As a text it functions best at the graduate level, although it’s recommended often as a reference to an undergrad course, almost always in physics departments.

Details

No. of pages:
1200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120885848
Electronic ISBN:
9780080916729

About the author

George Arfken

Affiliations and Expertise

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA

Reviews

As to a comparison with other books of the same ilk, well, in all honesty, there are none. No other text on methods of mathematical physics is as comprehensive and as complete... -Tristan Hubsch, Howard University