TY - BOOK

T1 - Mathematics for physics

T2 - A guided tour for graduate students

AU - Stone, Michael

AU - Goldbart, Paul

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© M. Stone and P. Goldbart 2009 and Cambridge University Press, 2010.

PY - 2009/1/1

Y1 - 2009/1/1

N2 - An engagingly-written account of mathematical tools and ideas, this book provides a graduate-level introduction to the mathematics used in research in physics. The first half of the book focuses on the traditional mathematical methods of physics - differential and integral equations, Fourier series and the calculus of variations. The second half contains an introduction to more advanced subjects, including differential geometry, topology and complex variables. The authors' exposition avoids excess rigor whilst explaining subtle but important points often glossed over in more elementary texts. The topics are illustrated at every stage by carefully chosen examples, exercises and problems drawn from realistic physics settings. These make it useful both as a textbook in advanced courses and for self-study.

AB - An engagingly-written account of mathematical tools and ideas, this book provides a graduate-level introduction to the mathematics used in research in physics. The first half of the book focuses on the traditional mathematical methods of physics - differential and integral equations, Fourier series and the calculus of variations. The second half contains an introduction to more advanced subjects, including differential geometry, topology and complex variables. The authors' exposition avoids excess rigor whilst explaining subtle but important points often glossed over in more elementary texts. The topics are illustrated at every stage by carefully chosen examples, exercises and problems drawn from realistic physics settings. These make it useful both as a textbook in advanced courses and for self-study.

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U2 - 10.1017/CBO9780511627040

DO - 10.1017/CBO9780511627040

M3 - Book

AN - SCOPUS:84925622840

SN - 9780521854030

VL - 9780521854030

BT - Mathematics for physics

PB - Cambridge University Press

ER -