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Mathematical physics plays an important role in the study of many physical processes — hydrodynamics, elasticity, and electrodynamics, to name just a few. Because of the enormous range and variety of problems dealt with by mathematical physics, this thorough advanced undergraduate- or graduate-level text considers only those problems leading to partial differential equations.

Contents:

I. Classification of Partial Differential Equations

II. Evaluations of the Hyperbolic Type

III. Equations of the Parabolic Type

IV. Equations of Elliptic Type

V. Wave Propagation in Space

VI. Heat Conduction in Space

VII. Equations of Elliptic Type (Continuation)

The authors — two well-known Russian mathematicians — have focused on typical physical processes and the principal types of equations dealing with them. Special attention is paid throughout to mathematical formulation, rigorous solutions, and physical interpretation of the results obtained. Carefully chosen problems designed to promote technical skills are contained in each chapter, along with extremely useful appendixes that supply applications of solution methods described in the main text. At the end of the book, a helpful supplement discusses special functions, including spherical and cylindrical functions.

Reprint of the Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, 1963 edition.

Availability | Usually ships in 24 to 48 hours |

ISBN 10 | 0486664228 |

ISBN 13 | 9780486664224 |

Author/Editor | A. N. Tikhonov, A. A. Samarskii |

Format | Book |

Page Count | 800 |

Dimensions | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 |

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