Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics, Volume 2

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Academic Press, 1975 - Mathematics - 361 pages
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This volume will serve several purposes: to provide an introduction for graduate students not previously acquainted with the material, to serve as a reference for mathematical physicists already working in the field, and to provide an introduction to various advanced topics which are difficult to understand in the literature. Not all the techniques and application are treated in the same depth. In general, we give a very thorough discussion of the mathematical techniques and applications in quatum mechanics, but provide only an introduction to the problems arising in quantum field theory, classical mechanics, and partial differential equations. Finally, some of the material developed in this volume will not find applications until Volume III. For all these reasons, this volume contains a great variety of subject matter. To help the reader select which material is important for him, we have provided a "Reader's Guide" at the end of each chapter.

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Michael Reed is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Early Childhood, within the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester. He teaches on undergraduate and post-graduate courses and shares a coordinating role for a large Foundation Degree programme in early years which is taught in partner Colleges and at Children Centres within the community. He has been part of course development and writing teams at the Open University and an experienced author. He co-edited Reflective Practice in the Early Years (2010) and most recently 'Work Based Research in the Early Years' (2012) both published by Sage.

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