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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.
Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics by Edgar A. Kraut Indispensable for students of modern physics, this text provides the necessary background in mathematics to study the concepts of electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. 1967 edition.
Concepts of Force by Max Jammer This work by a noted physicist traces conceptual development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation, Newton's definition, subsequent reinterpretation — contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. "An excellent presentation." — Science.
Detonation: Theory and Experiment by Wildon Fickett, William C. Davis Comprehensive review of detonation explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation front. 1979 edition.
A Survey of Physical Theory by Max Planck In this classic of scientific literature, the Nobel Laureate and creator of the quantum revolution explores the basics of physics, concluding with an engrossing narrative of how he developed quantum theory. 1925 edition.
Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics by Richard E. Meyer Excellent coverage of kinematics, momentum principle, Newtonian fluid, rotating fluids, compressibility, and more. Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and science; prerequisites include calculus and vector analysis. 1971 edition.
Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge by Niels Bohr Articles and speeches by the Nobel Prize–winning physicist, dating from 1934 to 1958, offer philosophical explorations of the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. 1961 edition.
Thermodynamics: Foundations and Applications by Elias P. Gyftopoulos, Gian Paolo Beretta Designed by two MIT professors, this authoritative text discusses basic concepts and applications in detail, emphasizing generality, definitions, and logical consistency. More than 300 solved problems cover realistic energy systems and processes.
Theoretical Nuclear Physics by John M. Blatt, Victor F. Weisskopf An uncommonly clear and cogent investigation and correlation of key aspects of theoretical nuclear physics by leading experts: the nucleus, nuclear forces, nuclear spectroscopy, two-, three- and four-body problems, nuclear reactions, beta-decay and nuclear shell structure.
Statistical Physics by Gregory H. Wannier Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.
The Principles of Statistical Mechanics by Richard C. Tolman Definitive treatise offers a concise exposition of classical statistical mechanics and a thorough elucidation of quantum statistical mechanics, plus applications of statistical mechanics to thermodynamic behavior. 1930 edition.
Nonstandard Methods in Stochastic Analysis and Mathematical Physics by Sergio Albeverio, Jens Erik Fenstad, Raphael Høegh-Krohn, Tom Lindstrøm Two-part treatment begins with a self-contained introduction to the subject, followed by applications to stochastic analysis and mathematical physics. "A welcome addition." — Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 1986 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.
Stochastic Methods in Quantum Mechanics by Stanley P. Gudder This introductory survey of stochastic methods and techniques in quantum physics, functional analysis, probability theory, communications, and electrical engineering also serves as a useful and comprehensive reference volume. 1979 edition.
Perturbation Techniques in Mathematics, Engineering and Physics by Richard Bellman Graduate students receive a stimulating introduction to analytical approximation techniques for solving differential equations in this text, which introduces scientifically significant problems and indicates useful solutions. 1966 edition.
Numerical Methods by Germund Dahlquist, Åke Björck Practical text strikes balance between students' requirements for theoretical treatment and the needs of practitioners, with best methods for both large- and small-scale computing. Many worked examples and problems. 1974 edition.
Chebyshev and Fourier Spectral Methods: Second Revised Edition by John P. Boyd Completely revised text applies spectral methods to boundary value, eigenvalue, and time-dependent problems, but also covers cardinal functions, matrix-solving methods, coordinate transformations, much more. Includes 7 appendices and over 160 text figures.
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.
Methods of Applied Mathematics by Francis B. Hildebrand Offering a number of mathematical facts and techniques not commonly treated in courses in advanced calculus, this book explores linear algebraic equations, quadratic and Hermitian forms, the calculus of variations, more.
Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers by Richard Hamming This inexpensive paperback edition of a groundbreaking text stresses frequency approach in coverage of algorithms, polynomial approximation, Fourier approximation, exponential approximation, and other topics. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition.
Problems and Solutions in Quantum Chemistry and Physics by Charles S. Johnson, Jr., Lee G. Pedersen Unusually varied problems, with detailed solutions, cover quantum mechanics, wave mechanics, angular momentum, molecular spectroscopy, scattering theory, more. 280 problems, plus 139 supplementary exercises.
Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics by A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gorkov, I. E. Dzyaloshinski, Richard A. Silverman This comprehensive introduction to the many-body theory was written by three renowned physicists and acclaimed by American Scientist as "a classic text on field theoretic methods in statistical physics."
Having the right answer doesn't guarantee understanding. This book helps physics students learn to take an informed and intuitive approach to solving problems. It assists undergraduates in developing their skills and provides them with grounding in important mathematical methods. Starting with a review of basic mathematics, the author presents a thorough analysis of infinite series, complex algebra, differential equations, and Fourier series. Succeeding chapters explore vector spaces, operators and matrices, multivariable and vector calculus, partial differential equations, numerical and complex analysis, and tensors. Additional topics include complex variables, Fourier analysis, the calculus of variations, and densities and distributions. An excellent math reference guide, this volume is also a helpful companion for physics students as they work through their assignments.
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