Mathematical Methods for Physicists – Tai L. Chow – 1st Edition

This text is designed for an intermediate-level, two-semester undergraduate course in mathematical physics. It provides an accessible account of most of the important mathematical tools required in physics these days.

It is assumed that the reader has an adequate preparation in general physics and calculus. The bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and more advanced courses in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermal and physics.

The text contains a large number of worked examples to illustrate the mathematical 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 .

  • Vector and tensor analysis
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Matrix algebra
  • Fourier series and integrals
  • Linear vector spaces
  • of a complex variable
  • Special functions of mathematical physics
  • The calculus of variations
  • The Laplace transformation
  • Partial differential equations
  • Simple linear integral equations
  • of group theory
  • Numerical methods
  • Introduction to probability theory
Title: Mathematical Methods for Physicists: A Concise Introduction
Author: Tai L. Chow
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 0521655447 | 9780521655446
Type: eBook
Language: English

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