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Physical mathematics / Kevin Cahill. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013. - xvii, 666 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Linear algebra; 2. Fourier series; 3. Fourier and Laplace transforms; 4. Infinite series; 5. Complex-variable theory; 6. Differential equations; 7. Integral equations; 8. Legendre functions; 9. Bessel functions; 10. Group theory; 11. Tensors and local symmetries; 12. Forms; 13. Probability and statistics; 14. Monte Carlo methods; 15. Functional derivatives; 16. Path integrals; 17. The renormalization group; 18. Chaos and fractals; 19. Strings; Index.

"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"-- "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"--

9781107005211 (hardback)

2012036027

physics--mathematical physics

mathematics--mathematical physics

QC20 / .C24 2013

530.15