## Mathematical methods for physicistsThis best-selling title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition. * Updates the leading graduate-level text in mathematical physics* Provides comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering* Focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises * Clearly illustrates and proves mathematical relationsNew in the Sixth Edition: * Updated content throughout, based on users' feedback * More advanced sections, including differential forms and the elegant forms of Maxwell's equations* A new chapter on probability and statistics* More elementary sections have been deleted |

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### Contents

IA Vector or cross product | 16 |

Triple scalar product triple vector product | 22 |

Vector integration | 44 |

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analytic angle angular momentum asymptotic axes axis Bessel functions boundary conditions cartesian coordinates Cauchy-Riemann conditions Cauchy's integral theorem Chapter coefficients complex plane complex variable components computation constant contour convergence coordinate system corresponding cosh cosines cut line cylindrical defined derivatives determinant develop differential equation Dirac diverges eigenfunctions eigenvalues electrostatic elements Evaluate Example Exercise exponential factor finite Fourier given Hermitian Hint hypergeometric independent indicial equation infinite series integrand invariant inverse Laplace's equation Legendre polynomials Legendre's equation linear Lorentz magnetic mathematical matrix multiplied Note obtain operator orthogonal parameters partial sums physical potential power series problem quantum mechanics recurrence relation result rotation satisfy scalar Section series expansion series solution Show shown in Fig singular point sinh spherical harmonics spherical polar coordinates spheroidal summation surface symmetry tensor theorem transformation unit vectors unitary values vanishes Verify wave Wronskian z-axis z-plane zero