Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson,S. J. Bence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139450999

Category: Science

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The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.
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Mathematical Methods for Optical Physics and Engineering

Author: Gregory J. Gbur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492691

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The first textbook on mathematical methods focusing on techniques for optical science and engineering, this text is ideal for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in optical physics. Containing detailed sections on the basic theory, the textbook places strong emphasis on connecting the abstract mathematical concepts to the optical systems to which they are applied. It covers many topics which usually only appear in more specialized books, such as Zernike polynomials, wavelet and fractional Fourier transforms, vector spherical harmonics, the z-transform, and the angular spectrum representation. Most chapters end by showing how the techniques covered can be used to solve an optical problem. Essay problems based on research publications and numerous exercises help to further strengthen the connection between the theory and its applications.
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Problems for Physics Students

With Hints and Answers

Author: K. F. Riley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521270731

Category: Science

Page: 179

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This book is a collection of some 400 physics problems, with hints on their solutions, and answers. The physics covered encompasses all areas studies by final-year (advanced level) students in schools and high schools. The author has concentrated on presenting interesting (and to some extent unusual) problems which can be solved using the physical principles normally taught in advanced school courses. By working through the questions, the student will become adept at selecting and applying physical principles appropriate to any particular problem. Problems for Physics Students will provide stimulation and practical help not only for those preparing for pre-university examinations in physics, but also for first-year physics and engineering students studying at universities and other institutions offering first-degree courses. Teachers of physics will find this an invaluable sourcebook for ideas to generate discussion, and for unusual problems to stimulate interest.
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Methods of Mathematical Physics

Author: Harold Jeffreys,Bertha Jeffreys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664028

Category: Mathematics

Page: 718

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This well-known text and reference contains an account of those parts of mathematics that are most frequently needed in physics. As a working rule, it includes methods which have applications in at least two branches of physics. The authors have aimed at a high standard of rigour and have not accepted the often-quoted opinion that 'any argument is good enough if it is intended to be used by scientists'. At the same time, they have not attempted to achieve greater generality than is required for the physical applications: this often leads to considerable simplification of the mathematics. Particular attention is also paid to the conditions under which theorems hold. Examples of the practical use of the methods developed are given in the text: these are taken from a wide range of physics, including dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electromagnetism, heat conduction, wave motion and quantum theory. Exercises accompany each chapter.
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MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES, 3RD ED

Author: Boas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126508105

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

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Market_Desc: · Physicists and Engineers· Students in Physics and Engineering Special Features: · Covers everything from Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analysis, Probability and Statistics, to ODE, PDE, Transforms and more· Emphasizes intuition and computational abilities· Expands the material on DE and multiple integrals· Focuses on the applied side, exploring material that is relevant to physics and engineering· Explains each concept in clear, easy-to-understand steps About The Book: The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the areas of mathematical physics. It combines all the essential math concepts into one compact, clearly written reference. This book helps readers gain a solid foundation in the many areas of mathematical methods in order to achieve a basic competence in advanced physics, chemistry, and engineering.
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The Mathematics Companion

Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers

Author: Anthony Craig Fischer-Cripps

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050769

Category: Science

Page: 210

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Following the style of The Physics Companion and The Electronics Companion, this book is a revision aid and study guide for undergraduate students in physics and engineering. It consists of a series of one-page-per-topic descriptions of the key concepts covered in a typical first-year "mathematics for physics" course. The emphasis is placed on relating the mathematical principles being introduced to real-life physical problems. In common with the other companions, there is strong use of figures throughout to help in understanding of the concepts under consideration. The book will be an essential reference and revision guide, particularly for those students who do not have a strong background in mathematics when beginning their degree.
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Author: George B. Arfken,Hans J. Weber

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483288064

Category: Science

Page: 1029

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This new and completely revised Fourth Edition provides thorough coverage of the important mathematics needed for upper-division and graduate study in physics and engineering. Following more than 28 years of successful class-testing, Mathematical Methods for Physicists is considered the standard text on the subject. A new chapter on nonlinear methods and chaos is included, as are revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters. The entire book has been made even more accessible, with special attention given to clarity, completeness, and physical motivation. It is an excellent reference apart from its course use. This revised Fourth Edition includes: Modernized terminology Group theoretic methods brought together and expanded in a new chapter An entirely new chapter on nonlinear mathematical physics Significant revisions of the differential equations and complex variables chapters Many new or improved exercises Forty new or improved figures An update of computational techniques for today's contemporary tools, such as microcomputers, Numerical Recipes, and Mathematica(r), among others
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Mathematical Physics

A Modern Introduction to Its Foundations

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319011952

Category: Science

Page: 1205

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The goal of this book is to expose the reader to the indispensable role that mathematics plays in modern physics. Starting with the notion of vector spaces, the first half of the book develops topics as diverse as algebras, classical orthogonal polynomials, Fourier analysis, complex analysis, differential and integral equations, operator theory, and multi-dimensional Green's functions. The second half of the book introduces groups, manifolds, Lie groups and their representations, Clifford algebras and their representations, and fibre bundles and their applications to differential geometry and gauge theories. This second edition is a substantial revision with a complete rewriting of many chapters and the addition of new ones, including chapters on algebras, representation of Clifford algebras, fibre bundles, and gauge theories. The spirit of the first edition, namely the balance between rigour and physical application, has been maintained, as is the abundance of historical notes and worked out examples that demonstrate the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in modern physics.
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Applied Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists

Third Edition

Author: Louis A. Pipes,Lawrence R. Harvill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486794997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1040

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Suitable for advanced courses in applied mathematics, this text covers analysis of lumped parameter systems, distributed parameter systems, and important areas of applied mathematics. Answers to selected problems. 1970 edition.
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Mathematical Physics

Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Bruce R. Kusse,Erik A. Westwig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618147

Category: Science

Page: 689

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What sets this volume apart from other mathematics texts is its emphasis on mathematical tools commonly used by scientists and engineers to solve real-world problems. Using a unique approach, it covers intermediate and advanced material in a manner appropriate for undergraduate students. Based on author Bruce Kusse's course at the Department of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, Mathematical Physics begins with essentials such as vector and tensor algebra, curvilinear coordinate systems, complex variables, Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms, differential and integral equations, and solutions to Laplace's equations. The book moves on to explain complex topics that often fall through the cracks in undergraduate programs, including the Dirac delta-function, multivalued complex functions using branch cuts, branch points and Riemann sheets, contravariant and covariant tensors, and an introduction to group theory. This expanded second edition contains a new appendix on the calculus of variation -- a valuable addition to the already superb collection of topics on offer. This is an ideal text for upper-level undergraduates in physics, applied physics, physical chemistry, biophysics, and all areas of engineering. It allows physics professors to prepare students for a wide range of employment in science and engineering and makes an excellent reference for scientists and engineers in industry. Worked out examples appear throughout the book and exercises follow every chapter. Solutions to the odd-numbered exercises are available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/textbooks/.
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Mathematical Methods

For Students of Physics and Related Fields

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038721562X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 659

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Intended to follow the usual introductory physics courses, this book contains many original, lucid and relevant examples from the physical sciences, problems at the ends of chapters, and boxes to emphasize important concepts to help guide students through the material.
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Concise Introduction

Author: Tai L. Chow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139427968

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This text is designed for an intermediate-level, two-semester undergraduate course in mathematical physics. It provides an accessible account of most of the current, important mathematical tools required in physics these days. It is assumed that the reader has an adequate preparation in general physics and calculus. The book bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and more advanced courses in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermal and statistical physics. The text contains a large number of worked examples to illustrate the mathematical techniques developed and to show their relevance to physics. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate physics majors, but could also be used by students in other subjects, such as engineering, astronomy and mathematics.
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Mathematics for Physicists

Author: Philippe Dennery,André Krzywicki

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157121

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.
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Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Physics

Author: Gary N. Felder,Kenny M. Felder

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119045843

Category: Science

Page: 830

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This text is intended for the undergraduate course in math methods, with an audience of physics and engineering majors. As a required course in most departments, the text relies heavily on explained examples, real-world applications and student engagement. Supporting the use of active learning, a strong focus is placed upon physical motivation combined with a versatile coverage of topics that can be used as a reference after students complete the course. Each chapter begins with an overview that includes a list of prerequisite knowledge, a list of skills that will be covered in the chapter, and an outline of the sections. Next comes the motivating exercise, which steps the students through a real-world physical problem that requires the techniques taught in each chapter.
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1205

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Providing coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering, this text focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises, as well as clearly illustrating and proving mathematical relations.
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A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

Author: Roel Snieder,Kasper van Wijk,Matthew M. Haney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107084962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

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This completely revised edition provides a tour of the mathematical knowledge and techniques needed by students across the physical sciences. There are new chapters on probability and statistics and on inverse problems. It serves as a stand-alone text or as a source of exercises and examples to complement other textbooks.
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A Course in Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Author: Russell L. Herman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146658467X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 774

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Based on the author’s junior-level undergraduate course, this introductory textbook is designed for a course in mathematical physics. Focusing on the physics of oscillations and waves, A Course in Mathematical Methods for Physicists helps students understand the mathematical techniques needed for their future studies in physics. It takes a bottom-up approach that emphasizes physical applications of the mathematics. The book offers: A quick review of mathematical prerequisites, proceeding to applications of differential equations and linear algebra Classroom-tested explanations of complex and Fourier analysis for trigonometric and special functions Coverage of vector analysis and curvilinear coordinates for solving higher dimensional problems Sections on nonlinear dynamics, variational calculus, numerical solutions of differential equations, and Green's functions
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Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: Michael Tinker,Robert Lambourne

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471867234

Category: Science

Page: 744

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Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences aims to build upon the reader's knowledge of basic mathematical methods, through a gradual progression to more advanced methods and techniques. Carefully structured as a series of self-paced and self-contained chapters, this text covers the essential and most important techniques needed by physical science students. Starting with complex numbers, the text then moves on to cover vector algebra, determinants, matrices, differentiation, integration, differential equations and finally vector calculus, all within an applied environment. The reader is guided through these different techniques with the help of numerous worked examples, applications, problems, figures and summaries. The authors aim to provide high-quality and thoroughly class-tested material to meet the changing needs of science students. Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences: * Is a carefully structured text, with self-contained chapters. * Gradually introduces mathematical techniques within an applied environment. * Includes many worked examples, applications, problems and summaries in each chapter. Further Mathematics for the Physical Sciences will be invaluable to all students of physics, chemistry and engineering, needing to develop or refresh their knowledge of basic mathematics. The book's structure will make it equally valuable for course use, home study or distance learning.
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How to Think Like a Mathematician

A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics

Author: Kevin Houston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139477055

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Looking for a head start in your undergraduate degree in mathematics? Maybe you've already started your degree and feel bewildered by the subject you previously loved? Don't panic! This friendly companion will ease your transition to real mathematical thinking. Working through the book you will develop an arsenal of techniques to help you unlock the meaning of definitions, theorems and proofs, solve problems, and write mathematics effectively. All the major methods of proof - direct method, cases, induction, contradiction and contrapositive - are featured. Concrete examples are used throughout, and you'll get plenty of practice on topics common to many courses such as divisors, Euclidean algorithms, modular arithmetic, equivalence relations, and injectivity and surjectivity of functions. The material has been tested by real students over many years so all the essentials are covered. With over 300 exercises to help you test your progress, you'll soon learn how to think like a mathematician.
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Student Solution Manual for Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Third Edition

Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113944932X

Category: Science

Page: 542

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Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, Third Edition is a highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook that teaches all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. This solutions manual accompanies the third edition of Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering. It contains complete worked solutions to over 400 exercises in the main textbook, the odd-numbered exercises, that are provided with hints and answers. The even-numbered exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and are intended for unaided homework problems; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.
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