Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists, ISEThis new adaptation of Arfken and Weber's bestselling Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, modern, and accessible reference for using mathematics to solve physics problems. REVIEWERS SAY: "Examples are excellent. They cover a wide range of physics problems." Bing Zhou, University of Michigan "The ideas are communicated very well and it is easy to understand...It has a more modern treatment than most, has a very complete range of topics and each is treated in sufficient detail....I'm not aware of another better book at this level..." Gary Wysin, Kansas State University

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Contents
1  
96  
3 Determinants and Matrices  159 
4 Group Theory  229 
5 Infinite Series  257 
Analytic Properties Mapping  318 
Calculus of Residues  372 
8 Differential Equations
 410 
13 Hermitie and Laguerre Polynomials
 638 
14 Fourier Series
 663 
15 Integral Transforms
 689 
16 Partial Differential Equations
 756 
17 Probability
 782 
18 Calculus of Variations
 826 
19 Nonlinear Methods and Chaos
 867 
Appendix 1 Real Zeros of a Function
 905 
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Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists HansJurgen Weber,George Brown Arfken Limited preview  2004 
Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists Hans J. Weber,George B. Arfken No preview available  2004 
Common terms and phrases
analytic angle angular momentum apply asymptotic Bessel functions boundary conditions calculate Cartesian Chapter coefficients complex components constant contour convergence coordinate system corresponding cosine defined derivatives determinant differential equation divergence eigenfunctions eigenvalues Euler Evaluate example Exercise expansion exponential Figure finite formula Fourier series Fourier transform function f(x gamma function given harmonic Hermitian Hint independent integral integrand interval inverse Laguerre Laplace transform Legendre polynomials linear mathematical matrix method multiplying normal Note obtain operator orthogonal oscillator parameter particle physics plane potential power series problem quantum mechanics radial random variable recurrence relation representation rotation saddle point satisfy scalar product Section Show singular solution solved space spherical polar coordinates Substituting surface symmetry tensor theorem theory tion uniform convergence unit vectors vanishes velocity wave function Wronskian yields zero