The Book Is Intended As A Text For Students Of Physics At The Master S Level. It Is Assumed That The Students Pursuing The Course Have Some Knowledge Of Differential Equations And Complex Variables. In Addition, A Knowledge Of Physics Upto At Least The B.Sc. (Honours) Level Is Assumed. Throughout The Book The Applications Of The Mathematical Techniques Developed, To Physics Are Emphasized. Examples Are, To A Large Extent, Drawn From Various Branches Of Physics. The Exercises Provide Further Extensions To Such Applications And Are Often ``Chosen`` To Illustrate And Supplement The Material In The Text. They Thus Form An Essential Part Of The TextDistinguishing Features Of The Book: * Emphasis ...
This topical new book discusses in detail the mathematical skills needed throughout common graduate level courses in physics. It integrates the mathematics with the associated physical content, providing a new standard in mathematical physics textbooks and features approximately 450 end-of-chapter problems, with free solutions available to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website.
The goal of this book is to expose the reader to the indispensable role that mathematics plays in modern physics. Starting with the notion of vector spaces, the first half of the book develops topics as diverse as algebras, classical orthogonal polynomials, Fourier analysis, complex analysis, differential and integral equations, operator theory, and multi-dimensional Green's functions. The second half of the book introduces groups, manifolds, Lie groups and their representations, Clifford algebras and their representations, and fibre bundles and their applications to differential geometry and gauge theories. This second edition is a substantial revision with a complete rewriting of many chapters and the addition of new ones, including chapters on algebras, representation of Clifford algebras, fibre bundles, and gauge theories. The spirit of the first edition, namely the balance between rigour and physical application, has been maintained, as is the abundance of historical notes and worked out examples that demonstrate the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in modern physics.
Mathematics is an essential ingredient in the education of a student of mathematics or physics of a professional physicist, indeed in the education of any professional scientist or engineer. The purpose of Mathematical Physics is to provide a comprehensive study of the mathematics underlying theoretical physics at the level of graduate and postgraduate students and also have enough depth for others interested in higher level mathematics relevant to specialized fields. It is also intended to serve the research scientist or engineer who needs a quick refresher course in the subject. The Fourth Edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and updated keeping in mind the requirements of students and the latest UGC syllabus.
DIVThorough, rigorous advanced-undergraduate to graduate-level treatment of problems leading to partial differential equations. Hyperbolic, parabolic, elliptic equations; wave propagation in space, heat conduction in space, more. Problems. Appendixes. /div
Reader-friendly guide offers illustrative examples of the rules of physical science and how they were formulated. Topics include the role of mathematics as the language of physics; nature of mechanical vibrations; harmonic motion and shapes; geometry of the laws of motion; more. 60 figures. 1963 edition.