## 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 * This is a more accessible version of Arken/Weber's blockbuster reference, which already has more than 13,000 sales worldwide * Many more detailed, worked-out examples illustrate how to use and apply mathematical techniques to solve physics problems * More frequent and thorough explanations help readers understand, recall, and apply the theory * New introductions and review material provide context and extra support for key ideas * Many more routine problems reinforce basic, foundational concepts and computations |

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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 |

### Other editions - View all

Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists Hans-Jurgen Weber,George Brown Arfken Limited preview - 2004 |

Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists Hans J. Weber,George B. Arfken No preview available - 2004 |

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