Intended to follow the usual introductory physics courses, this book has the unique feature of addressing the mathematical needs of sophomores and juniors in physics, engineering and other related fields. Many original, lucid, and relevant examples from the physical sciences, problems at the ends of chapters, and boxes to emphasize important concepts help guide the student through the material.
Beginning with reviews of vector algebra and differential and integral calculus, the book continues with infinite series, vector analysis, complex algebra and analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations. Discussions of numerical analysis, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and the Dirac delta function provide an introduction to modern topics in mathematical physics.
This new edition has been made more user-friendly through organization into convenient, shorter chapters. Also, it includes an entirely new section on Probability and plenty of new material on tensors and integral transforms.
- Coordinate Systems and Vectors.
- Infinite Series.
- Integrals and Series as Functions.
- Dirac Delta Functions.
- Vector Analysis.
- Complex Arithmetic.
- Complex Analysis.
- Differential Equations.
- Laplace’s Equation.
- Other PDEs of Mathematical Physics.
- Nonlinear Dynamics.