Mathematics for Physicists – Susan Lea – 2nd Edition


This essential new text by Dr. will help physics undergraduate and graduate hone their mathematical skills. Ideal for the one-semester course, FOR PHYSICISTS has been extensively class-tested at San Francisco State University–and the response has been enthusiastic from and instructors alike.

Because physics students are often uncomfortable using the mathematical tools that they learned in their undergraduate courses, provides students with the necessary tools to hone those skills. Lea designed the text specifically for physics students by using physics to teach mathematical concepts.

Table of Content

1. Describing the Universe.
2. Complex Variables.
3. Differential Equations.
4. Fourier Series.
5. Laplace Transforms.
6. Generalized Functions in Physics.
7. Fourier Transforms.
8. The Sturm-Liouville Theory.

Optional Topics.
A. Tensors.
B. Group Theory.
C. Green's Functions.
D. Approximate Evaluation of Integrals.
E. Calculus of Variations.