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  • Language: : English
  • ISBN-10 : 0123846544
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0123846549

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Now in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining the key features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book’s improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.

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“…a thorough handbook about mathematics that is useful in physics.”–MAA.org

“This volume is a great collection of essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics, very useful to any student of physics or research professional in the field. It is concentrated to problem-solving art and offers a large amount of problems and exercises.”–Zentralblatt MATH 1239

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From the Back Cover

In its seventh edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling, all-inclusive text retains the strong features of the sixth edition while providing a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. The book’s improved focus and clarity will assist students throughout their academic careers and serve as an invaluable resource to professors and scientists in their professional careers.

New to this edition:

  • New Mathematical Preliminaries chapter to define and develop the required background
  • Unified presentation of the algebra of vector spaces and angular momentum
  • New chapter on Green’s functions
  • Extended discussion of partial differential equations
  • Expanded coverage of mathematical statistics
  • Thorough treatment of contour integration
  • More systematic treatment of orthogonal polynomials

|In its seventh edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling, all-inclusive text retains the strong features of the sixth edition while providing a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. The book’s improved focus and clarity will assist students throughout their academic careers and serve as an invaluable resource to professors and scientists in their professional careers.

New to this edition:

  • New Mathematical Preliminaries chapter to define and develop the required background
  • Unified presentation of the algebra of vector spaces and angular momentum
  • New chapter on Green’s functions
  • Extended discussion of partial differential equations
  • Expanded coverage of mathematical statistics
  • Thorough treatment of contour integration
  • More systematic treatment of orthogonal polynomials

About the Author

Frank E. Harris was awarded his A. B. (Chemistry) from Harvard University in 1951 and his Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) from University of California in 1954. The author of 244 research publications and multiple books, Dr. Harris has been a Professor of Physics and Chemistry, University of Utah and Resident Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida. He served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, and has been named a Fellow for both the American Institute of Chemists and the American Physical Society.

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