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Document Type: | Book |
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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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'Cahill has given us a concise and mathematically clear text, one that adds many contemporary topics to a classic selection.' R. Glauber, Harvard University 'This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics. The key notions are presented concisely and accurately with a wealth of beautiful examples borrowed from physics, biophysics and probability theory. The inclusion of advanced topics such as differential forms and group theory makes [it] a most useful resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics.' Alain Comtet, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie 'I am impressed by the extremely clear and direct style with which this book has been written. I am sure that today's PhD students, advanced undergraduates and researchers in physics will derive great benefit from using this book. The author has distilled his experience and obvious enjoyment of the subject, and presented mathematics in a remarkably human and accessible form.' David Waxman, Fudan University 'Professor Kevin Cahill's book collects and presents the mathematical methods of physics succinctly, and will be much welcomed by students and researchers alike.' A. Zee, University of California, Santa Barbara 'The book should be very useful as an up-to-date text for either a one-semester or one-year course in mathematical physics at the graduate level. The instructor can choose the chapters to be covered in a one-semester course, and the entire book is suitable to be treated in a course of an entire year ... researchers in physics will find the book useful as a reference tool.' Don Lichtenberg, American Journal of Physics "Cahill has given us a concise and mathematically clear text, one that adds many contemporary topics to a classic selection." R. Glauber, Harvard University "I am impressed by the extremely clear and direct style with which this book has been written. I am sure that today's PhD students, advanced undergraduates and researchers in physics will derive great benefit from using this book. The author has distilled his experience and obvious enjoyment of the subject, and presented mathematics in a remarkably human and accessible form." David Waxman, Fudan University "Professor Kevin Cahill's book collects and presents the mathematical methods of physics succinctly, and will be much welcomed by students and researchers alike." A. Zee, University of California at Santa Barbara "This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics. The key notions are presented concisely and accurately with a wealth of beautiful examples borrowed from physics, biophysics and probability theory. The inclusion of advanced topics such as differential forms and group theory makes this book a most useful resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics." Alain Comtet, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie "The book should be very useful as an up-to-date text for either a one-semester or one-year course in mathematical physics at the graduate level. The instructor can choose the chapters to be covered in a one-semester course, and the entire book is suitable to be treated in a course of an entire year ... researchers in physics will find the book useful as a reference tool." Don Lichtenberg, American Journal of Physics Read more...

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