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Physical mathematics

Author: Kevin Cahill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Unique in its clarity, examples and range, Physical Mathematics explains as simply as possible the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need in their courses and research. The author illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Cahill
ISBN: 9781107005211 1107005213
OCLC Number: 802323179
Description: xvii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Linear algebra --
2. Fourier series --
3. Fourier and Laplace transforms --
4. Infinite series --
5. Complex-variable theory --
6. Differential equations --
7. Integral equations --
8. Legendre functions --
9. Bessel functions; 10. Group theory --
11. Tensors and local symmetries --
12. Forms --
13. Probability and statistics --
14. Monte Carlo methods --
15. Functional derivatives --
16. Path integrals --
17. The renormalization group --
18. Chaos and fractals --
19. Strings.
Responsibility: Kevin Cahill, University of New Mexico.


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