- Series: Dover Books on Physics
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (August 14, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486691934
- ISBN-13: 978-0486691930
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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strives to give a broader picture of each topic instead of tedious algebraic manipulations for solving certain special problems that might not be of interest to everyone.
Moreover, the authors do not try to cover a very broad spectrum of topics and rather focus on the formal aspects of fewer mathematical subjects. Altough the book`s lacking of sections on group theory and differential geometry might be seen as glaring omissions, it excels didactically in all the topics it touches upon. Especially, its treatment of complex analysis and orthogonal polynomials is absolutely exceptional.
For those who want to have a reference work that contains almost every standard topic at senior undergraduate/beginning graduate level while not taking the mathematical elegance and rigor as a priority, Arfken`s text would be a better choice. For more advanced and up-to-date account of mathematical methods, I would recommend Hassani`s (Mathematical Physics) or Szekeres`s texts.
All in all, I find this text as an excellent work on graduate level mathematical physics and refer it constantly for my work.
"Mathematical Methods in Physics". The material is well chosen,
supplemented with good examples which illustrate interesting and
non-trivial issues in an accessible for a student way.
It is a safe and a good buy!
and formulae and I would recommend it both as a reference text
for use when working and for general dipping into.
The book covers an extraordinarily wide amount of the sort of
mathematics that both students and professionals might use on a
day-to-day basis, and it clearly written and well laid out.
A very worthwhile purchase.
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This book was recommended back when I was in grad school. All the Optics students loved it. It is clear and concise.Published 7 months ago by David B Rhodes
This is a cheap and handy math reference. The book is very comprehensive, covering most topic one would need refreshing. I strongly recommend buying it.Published 19 months ago by Ben
I like the treatment of complex variables in this book, especially with respect to analytic continuation (pp.76-80). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ulfilas
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I am a grad student taking an advanced course on math physics and god, is this book good. They write simply and clearly. Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Godshatter