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Mathematics for physics : a guided tour for graduate students

Author: Michael Stone, Ph. D.; Paul M Goldbart
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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An engagingly-written account of mathematical tools and ideas, this book provides a graduate-level introduction to the mathematics used in research in physics.
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Genre/Form: Problems, exercises, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stone, Michael, Ph. D.
Mathematics for physics
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
[electronic resource].
(OCoLC)438727725
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Stone, Ph. D.; Paul M Goldbart
ISBN: 9780521854030 0521854032
OCLC Number: 268793775
Description: xiii, 806 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Calculus of variations --
Function spaces --
Linear ordinary differential equations --
Linear differential operators --
Green functions --
Partial differential equations --
The mathematics of real waves --
Special functions --
Integral equations --
Vectors and tensors --
Differential calculus on manifolds --
Integration on manifolds --
An introduction to differential topology --
Groups and group representations --
Lie groups --
The geometry of fibre bundles --
Complex analysis --
Applications of complex variables --
Special functions and complex variables --
Linear algebra review --
Fourier series and integrals.
Responsibility: Michael Stone and Paul Goldbart.

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