Introduction to Mathematical Physics: Methods and Concepts

Hardcover | January 31, 2013

byChun Wa Wong

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Mathematical physics provides physical theories with their logical basis and the tools for drawing conclusions from hypotheses. Introduction to Mathematical Physics explains to the reader why and how mathematics is needed in the description of physical events in space. For undergraduates inphysics, it is a classroom-tested textbook on vector analysis, linear operators, Fourier series and integrals, differential equations, special functions and functions of a complex variable. Strongly correlated with core undergraduate courses on classical and quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, it helps the student master these necessary mathematical skills. It contains advanced topics of interest to graduate students on relativistic square-root spaces and nonlinear systems. Itcontains many tables of mathematical formulas and references to useful materials on the Internet. It includes short tutorials on basic mathematical topics to help readers refresh their mathematical knowledge. An appendix on Mathematica encourages the reader to use computer-aided algebra to solveproblems in mathematical physics. A free Instructor's Solutions Manual is available to instructors who order the book for course adoption.

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Mathematical physics provides physical theories with their logical basis and the tools for drawing conclusions from hypotheses. Introduction to Mathematical Physics explains to the reader why and how mathematics is needed in the description of physical events in space. For undergraduates inphysics, it is a classroom-tested textbook on ...

Wong is a theoretical physicist educated at UCLA and Harvard. He has worked in Copenhagen, Princeton, Oxford, and Saclay (near Paris). He has been at UCLA since 1969. He was a Sloan research Fellow, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. His main interest is in theoretical physics.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pagesPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641390

ISBN - 13:9780199641390

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Table of Contents

1. Vectors and fields in space2. Transformations, matrices, and operators3. Relativistic square-root spaces4. Fourier series and Fourier transformations5. Differential equations in physics6. Nonlinear systems7. Special functions8. Functions of a complex variable