Methods of Mathematical Physics

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 1999 - Mathematics - 718 pages
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This well-known text and reference contains an account of those parts of mathematics that are most frequently needed in physics. As a working rule, it includes methods which have applications in at least two branches of physics. Examples of the practical use of the methods developed are given in the text: these are taken from a wide range of physics, including dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electromagnetism, heat conduction, wave motion and quantum theory. Exercises accompany each chapter.
 

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Contents

The Real Variable
1
Scalars and Vectors
57
Tensors
86
Matrices
114
Multiple Integrals
171
Potential Theory
199
Operational Methods
228
Physical Applications of the Operational Method
244
Solution of Linear Differential Equations of the Second Order
474
Asymptotic Expansions
498
The Equations of Potential Waves and Heat Conduction
529
Waves in One Dimension and Waves with Spherical Symmetry
546
Conduction of Heat in One and Three Dimensions
563
Bessel Functions 674
574
Applications of Bessel Functions 695
595
The Confluent Hypergeometric Function
606

Numerical Methods
261
Calculus of Variations
314
Functions of a Complex Variable
333
Contour Integration and Bromwichs Integral
375
Confonnal Representation
409
Fouriers Theorem
429
The Factorial and Related Functions
462
Legendre Functions and Associated Functions
628
Elliptic Functions
667
Notes
691
Appendix on Notation
706
Index
711
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