- Tristan Hubsch, Howard University
I used this book for graduate mathematical physics as well as the "essential" version for undergraduate math methods.
It is essentially a large reference book for those that already have mastery of the topics and is of very little use as a textbook.
Everything is mentioned, but if you want to learn about something, you need to know a lot more than just a definition.
Good applications for basic math that is not computer driven. Nice keep sake. If you are downscaling to the age of paper books. .Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
good!! very useful to me!!!
I want to recommend this product to my friends.
the color is very great apparently.
Years after I got this book I still find it very useful. I don't use for Physics only for science in general. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Oscar Cassetti
I may come back and re-write this review later in life, but for now here is how things stand:
This book was required for a course I took as an undergrad 3 years ago. Read more
As an undergraduate student this book was difficult to follow. Explanations were incomplete and it seemed evident to me that the text was made for graduate students, but I had to... Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by MellowManic
As a math reference, I give Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken a five-star rating. It is a brilliant, comprehensive reference of most of the mathematical methods that a... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by SeekingTraveler
I purchased the 4th edition of this text back in the 90s when I was an undergraduate. It was recommended by the instructor of my "Classical Field Theory" course (why they didn't... Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Marshall G Bartlett
I bought the fifth edition because someone suggested it as the modern text. I am extremely unsatisfied with it. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Anand Balaraman
I had to use this book for a graduate level engineering math class. It may be the worst book I've had the displeasure of using. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Justin Melancon