Mathematical Methods for Physicists: A Comprehensive Guide

Hardcover | January 17, 2012

byGeorge B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E. Harris

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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

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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. ...

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In its seventh edition,Mathematical Methods for Physicistscontinues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling, all-inclusive text retains the strong features of the sixth edition while providing a more careful balance of...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1220 pages, 9.45 × 7.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123846544

ISBN - 13:9780123846549

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Table of Contents

  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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the sixth edition:

"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