## Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume 1Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book, together with its second volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume represents Richard Courant's second and final revision of 1953. |

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### Contents

The Algebra of Linear Transformations and Quadratic Forms | 1 |

Linear transformations with a linear parameter | 17 |

Transformation to principal axes of quadratic and Hermitian | 23 |

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Methods of Mathematical Physics: Partial Differential Equations Richard Courant,David Hilbert Limited preview - 2008 |

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