Author:
Gerald D. Mahan

ISBN 13:
9780306466830

ISBN 10:
30646683

Edition:
2002

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Date:
2001-12-31

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
368

List Price:
$139.00

This is a textbook for a two-semester graduate course in Mathematical Methods in Physics. Most universities give this course, which is often taught jointly with the Engineering or Mathematics Departments. General topics include: group theory, linear equations, matrices, series, functions of complex variables, conformal mapping, special functions, and partial differential equations. Each chapter has numerous homework problems. The section on transforms includes those on Fourier and Laplace, as well as the modern topic of wavelets. The chapters on partial differential equations include: Laplace's, Poisson's, Helmholtz, diffusion, and wave equations. Problems are treated in one, two, and three dimensions.