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Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics by Frederick W. Byron, Jr., Robert W. Fuller Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, more. Many problems. Bibliography.
Mathematics for Physicists by Philippe Dennery, André Krzywicki Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.
Introductory Statistical Mechanics for Physicists by D. K. C. MacDonald This concise introduction is geared toward those concerned with solid state or low temperature physics. It presents the principles with simplicity and clarity, reviewing issues of critical interest. 1963 edition.
Mathematics for the Physical Sciences by Laurent Schwartz Concise treatment of mathematical entities employs examples from the physical sciences. Topics include distribution theory, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, wave and heat conduction equations, and gamma and Bessel functions. 1966 edition.
Mathematics for the Physical Sciences by Herbert S Wilf Topics include vector spaces and matrices; orthogonal functions; polynomial equations; asymptotic expansions; ordinary differential equations; conformal mapping; and extremum problems. Includes exercises and solutions. 1962 edition.
A Combinatorial Introduction to Topology by Michael Henle Excellent text covers vector fields, plane homology and the Jordan Curve Theorem, surfaces, homology of complexes, more. Problems and exercises. Some knowledge of differential equations and multivariate calculus required.Bibliography. 1979 edition.
Counterexamples in Topology by Lynn Arthur Steen, J. Arthur Seebach, Jr. Over 140 examples, preceded by a succinct exposition of general topology and basic terminology. Each example treated as a whole. Numerous problems and exercises correlated with examples. 1978 edition. Bibliography.
Differential Topology: First Steps by Andrew H. Wallace Keeping mathematical prerequisites to a minimum, this undergraduate-level text stimulates students' intuitive understanding of topology while avoiding the more difficult subtleties and technicalities. 1968 edition.
Elementary Concepts of Topology by Paul Alexandroff Concise work presents topological concepts in clear, elementary fashion, from basics of set-theoretic topology, through topological theorems and questions based on concept of the algebraic complex, to the concept of Betti groups. Includes 25 figures.
Elementary Topology: Second Edition by Michael C. Gemignani Superb introduction to metric spaces, topologies, convergence, compactness, connectedness, homotopy theory, other essentials. Numerous exercises, plus section on paracompactness and complete regularity. References. Includes 107 illustrations.
General Topology by Stephen Willard Among the best available reference introductions to general topology, this volume is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Includes historical notes and over 340 detailed exercises. 1970 edition. Includes 27 figures.
Introduction to Topology: Third Edition by Bert Mendelson Concise undergraduate introduction to fundamentals of topology — clearly and engagingly written, and filled with stimulating, imaginative exercises. Topics include set theory, metric and topological spaces, connectedness, and compactness. 1975 edition.
Introduction to Topology: Second Edition by Theodore W. Gamelin, Robert Everist Greene This text explains nontrivial applications of metric space topology to analysis. Covers metric space, point-set topology, and algebraic topology. Includes exercises, selected answers, and 51 illustrations. 1983 edition.
Point Set Topology by Steven A. Gaal Suitable for a complete course in topology, this text also functions as a self-contained treatment for independent study. Additional enrichment materials make it equally valuable as a reference. 1964 edition.
Real Variables with Basic Metric Space Topology by Robert B. Ash Designed for a first course in real variables, this text encourages intuitive thinking and features detailed solutions to problems. Topics include complex variables, measure theory, differential equations, functional analysis, probability. 1993 edition.
Topology by John G. Hocking, Gail S. Young Superb one-year course in classical topology. Topological spaces and functions, point-set topology, much more. Examples and problems. Bibliography. Index.
Topology for Analysis by Albert Wilansky Three levels of examples and problems make this volume appropriate for students and professionals. Abundant exercises, ordered and numbered by degree of difficulty, illustrate important topological concepts. 1970 edition.
Undergraduate Topology by Robert H. Kasriel This introductory treatment is essentially self-contained and features explanations and proofs that relate to every practical aspect of point set topology. Hundreds of exercises appear throughout the text. 1971 edition.
The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays by H. S. M. Coxeter Absorbing essays demonstrate the charms of mathematics. Stimulating and thought-provoking treatment of geometry's crucial role in a wide range of mathematical applications, for students and mathematicians.
Foundations of Geometry by C. R. Wylie, Jr. Geared toward students preparing to teach high school mathematics, this text explores the principles of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry and covers both generalities and specifics of the axiomatic method. 1964 edition.
Geometry from Euclid to Knots by Saul Stahl This text provides a historical perspective on plane geometry and covers non-neutral Euclidean geometry, circles and regular polygons, projective geometry, symmetries, inversions, informal topology, and more. Includes 1,000 practice problems. Solutions available. 2003 edition.
Geometry: A Comprehensive Course by Dan Pedoe Introduction to vector algebra in the plane; circles and coaxial systems; mappings of the Euclidean plane; similitudes, isometries, Moebius transformations, much more. Includes over 500 exercises.
A Modern View of Geometry by Leonard M. Blumenthal Elegant exposition of the postulation geometry of planes, including coordination of affine and projective planes. Historical background, set theory, propositional calculus, affine planes with Desargues and Pappus properties, much more. Includes 56 figures.
A Vector Space Approach to Geometry by Melvin Hausner This examination of geometry's correlation with other branches of math and science features a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; more. 1965 edition.
Differential geometry and topology are essential tools for many theoretical physicists, particularly in the study of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Written by physicists for physics students, this text introduces geometrical and topological methods in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. It assumes no detailed background in topology or geometry, and it emphasizes physical motivations, enabling students to apply the techniques to their physics formulas and research. "Thoroughly recommended" by The Physics Bulletin, this volume's physics applications range from condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics to elementary particle theory. Its main mathematical topics include differential forms, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory.
Reprint of the Academic Press, London, 1983 edition.
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