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Mathematics for physicists

Author: Susan Lea
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, ©2004.
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Often physics students are uncomfortable using the mathematical tools that they learn in their undergraduate courses, and this text looks at the mathematics that physics students need to master. It  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lea, Susan.
Mathematics for physicists.
Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, ©2004
(OCoLC)652417511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Lea
ISBN: 0534379974 9780534379971
OCLC Number: 52155910
Description: xiv, 602 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Describing the Universe --
A Universal Language --
Scalar and Vector Fields --
Curvilinear Coordinates --
The Helmholtz Theorem --
Vector Spaces --
Matrices --
Complex Variables --
All About Numbers --
Functions of Complex Variables --
Complex Series --
Complex Numbers and Laplace's Equation --
Poles and Zeros --
The Residue Theorem --
Using the Residue Theorem --
Conformal Mapping --
The Gamma Function --
Differential Equations --
Some Definitions --
Common Differential Equations Arising in Physics --
Solution of Linear, Ordinary Differential Equations --
Numerical Methods --
Partial Differential Equations: Separation of Variables --
Fourier Series --
Fourier's Theorem --
Finding the Coefficients --
Fourier Sine and Cosine Series --
Use of Fourier Series to Solve Differential Equations --
Convergence of Fourier Series --
Laplace Transforms --
Definition of the Laplace Transform --
Some Basic Properties of the Transform --
Use of the Laplace Transform to Solve a Differential Equation --
Some Additional Useful Tricks --
Convolution --
The General Inversion Procedure --
Some More Physics --
Generalized Functions in Physics --
The Delta Function --
Developing a Theory of Distributions --
Properties of Distributions --
Sequences and Series --
Distributions in N Dimensions --
Describing Physical Quantities Using Delta Functions --
The Green's Function --
Fourier Transforms --
Definition of the Fourier Transform --
Some Examples --
Properties of the Fourier Transform --
Causality.
Responsibility: Susan M. Lea.
Local System Bib Number:
ocm52155910
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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 Read more...

 
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