Physical Mathematics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/22/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Unique in its clarity, examples and range, Physical Mathematics explains as simply as possible the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need in their courses and research. The author illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations and Bessel functions, this textbook covers topics such as the singular-value decomposition, Lie algebras, the tensors and forms of general relativity, the central limit theorem and Kolmogorov test of statistics, the Monte Carlo methods of experimental and theoretical physics, the renormalization group of condensed-matter physics and the functional derivatives and Feynman path integrals of quantum field theory.

Table of Contents

Linear algebra
Fourier series
Fourier and Laplace transforms
Infinite series
Complex-variable theory
Differential equations
Integral equations
Legendre functions
Bessel functions
Group theory
Tensors and local symmetries
Probability and statistics
Monte Carlo methods
Functional derivatives
Path integrals
The renormalization group
Chaos and fractals
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