This book offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, engineering, and other natural sciences a solid foundation in several fields of mathematics. Clear and well-written, it assumes a previous knowledge of the theory of functions of real and complex variables, and is ideal for cl... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics by Frederick W. Byron, Jr., Robert W. Fuller Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, more. Many problems. Bibliography.
Mathematical Analysis of Physical Problems by Philip R. Wallace Mathematical reference for theoretical physics links classical and modern physics. Topics include the vibrating string, linear vector spaces, the potential equation, problems of diffusion and attenuation, much more. 1972 edition.
Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics by S. L. Sobolev Unusually accessible introduction to equations used to investigate many physical problems. Detailed, precise coverage of Riemann method, Lebesgue integration, Green's function, many other topics. Only knowledge of elementary analysis required. 1964 edition.
Topology and Geometry for Physicists by Charles Nash, Siddhartha Sen Written by physicists for physics students, this text assumes no detailed background in topology or geometry. Topics include differential forms, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory. 1983 edition.
Elasticity by Robert William Soutas-Little A comprehensive survey of the methods and theories of linear elasticity, this three-part introductory treatment covers general theory, two-dimensional elasticity, and three-dimensional elasticity. Ideal text for a two-course sequence on elasticity. 1984 edition.
Optical Processes in Semiconductors by Jacques I. Pankove Comprehensive text and reference covers all phenomena involving light in semiconductors, emphasizing modern applications in semiconductor lasers, electroluminescence, photodetectors, photoconductors, photoemitters, polarization effects, absorption spectroscopy, more. Numerous problems. 339 illustrations.
Statistical Physics by Gregory H. Wannier Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.
Foundations of Potential Theory by Oliver D. Kellogg Introduction to fundamentals of potential functions covers the force of gravity, fields of force, potentials, harmonic functions, electric images and Green’s function, sequences of harmonic functions, fundamental existence theorems, and much more.
Mathematical Tools for Physics by James Nearing Encouraging students' development of intuition, this original work begins with a review of basic mathematics and advances to infinite series, complex algebra, differential equations, Fourier series, and more. 2010 edition.
Dynamical Systems by Shlomo Sternberg A pioneer in the field of dynamical systems discusses one-dimensional dynamics, differential equations, random walks, iterated function systems, symbolic dynamics, and Markov chains. Supplementary materials include PowerPoint slides and MATLAB exercises. 2010 edition.
Methods of Analytical Dynamics by Leonard Meirovitch Encompassing formalism and structure in analytical dynamics, this graduate-level text discusses fundamentals of Newtonian and analytical mechanics, rigid body dynamics, problems in celestial mechanics and spacecraft dynamics, more. 1970 edition.
Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids by James S. Trefil This interesting, informative survey by a well-known science author ranges from classical physics and geophysical topics, from the rings of Saturn and the rotation of the galaxy to underground nuclear tests. 1975 edition.
Elements of Pure and Applied Mathematics by Harry Lass This completely self-contained survey explores important topics in pure and applied mathematics. Each chapter can be read independently, and all are unified by cross-references to the complete work. 1957 edition.
Mathematics for the Physical Sciences by Laurent Schwartz Concise treatment of mathematical entities employs examples from the physical sciences. Topics include distribution theory, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, wave and heat conduction equations, and gamma and Bessel functions. 1966 edition.
This book offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, engineering, and other natural sciences a solid foundation in several fields of mathematics. Clear and well-written, it assumes a previous knowledge of the theory of functions of real and complex variables, and is ideal for classroom use, self-study, or as a supplementary text. Starting with vector spaces and matrices, the text proceeds to orthogonal functions; the roots of polynomial equations; asymptotic expansions; ordinary differential equations; conformal mapping; and extremum problems. Each chapter goes straight to the heart of the matter, developing subjects just far enough so that students can easily make the appropriate applications. Exercises at the end of each chapter, along with solutions at the back of the book, afford further opportunities for reinforcement. Discussions of numerical methods are oriented toward computer use, and they bridge the gap between the "there exists" perspective of pure mathematicians and the "find it to three decimal places" mentality of engineers. Each chapter features a separate bibliography.
Unabridged republication of the 1978 Dover edition.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.