Mathematical Methods for Physics, International Edition, Fourth Edition

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Preface. Introduction. (1) Vector Analysis.
(2) Vector Analysis In Curved Coordinates And Tensors. (3) Determines and Matrices. (4) Group Theory. (5) Infinite Series. (6) Functions of a Complex Variable I: Analytic Properties Mapping.
(7) Functions of A Complex Variable II: Calculus of Residues. (8) Differntial Equations. (9) Sturm-Liouville Theory-Orthogonal Functions. (10) The Gamma Function (Factorial Function) (11) Bessel Functions. (12) Legendre Functions. (13) Special Functions. (14) Fourier Series. (15) Integral Transforms. (16) Intergal Equations. (17) Calculus of Variations. (18) Nonlinear Methods and Chaos.
Appendix 1. Real Zeros of a Function.
Appendix 2 Gaussian Quadrature
General References
Index

* This revised Fourth Edition includes:
* Modernized technology
* 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, among others.

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Mathematical Methods for Physicists serves as both textbook and/or useful reference work. This world renowned and well respected title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics and engineering. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics and or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition.

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* 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

"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

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