This text takes the student with a background in undergraduate physics and mathematics towards the skills and insights needed for graduate work in theoretical physics. The author uses Green's functions to explore the physics of potentials, diffusion, and waves. These are important phenomena in their own right, but this study of the partial differential equations describing them also prepares the student for more advanced applications in many-body physics and field theory. Calculations are carried through in enough detail for self-study, and case histories illustrate the interplay between physical insight and mathematical formalism. The aim is to develop the habit of dialogue with the equations and the craftsmanship this fosters in tackling the problem. The book is based on the author's extensive teaching experience.
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This text takes the student with a background in the standard undergraduate courses in physics and mathematics towards the skills and insights needed for graduate work in theoretical physics.About the Author:
G. Barton is at University of Sussex.
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Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Edge of spinal cover is torn, but secured with tape. Library sticker on cover. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-C-056-00173
Book Description Clarendon Press, 1989. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. , 950grams, ISBN:9780198519881. Bookseller Inventory # 6399305