Mathematical Methods for Physicists: A Comprehensive GuideNow in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining the key features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problemsolvingskills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.
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Contents
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3 Vector Analysis  123 
4 Tensors and Differential Forms  205 
5 Vector Spaces  251 
6 Eigenvalue Problems  299 
7 Ordinary Differential Equations  329 
8 SturmLiouville Theory  381 
14 Bessel Functions  643 
15 Legendre Functions  715 
16 Angular Momentum  773 
17 Group Theory  815 
18 More Special Functions  871 
19 Fourier Series  935 
20 Integral Transforms  963 
21 Integral Equations  1047 