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Mathematical Methods for Physics (Advanced Book Classics)by H. W. Wyld
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:This classic book helps students learn the basics in physics by bridging the gap between mathematics and the basic fundamental laws of physics. With supplemental material such as graphs and equations, Mathematical Methods for Physics creates a strong, solid anchor of learning. The text has three parts: Part I focuses on the use of special functions in solving the homogeneous partial differential equations of physics, and emphasizes applications to topics such as electrostatics, wave guides, and resonant cavities, vibrations of membranes, heat flow, potential flow in fluids, plane and spherical waves. Part II deals with the solution of inhomogeneous differential equations with particular emphasis on problems in electromagnetism, Greens functions for Poissons equation, the wave equation and the diffusion equation, and the solution of integral equations by iteration, eigenfunction expansion and the Fredholm series. Finally, Part II explores complex variable techniques, including evalution of itegrals, dispersion relations, special functions in the complex plane, onesided Fourier transforms, and Laplace transforms. Book News Annotation:Wyld (physics, U. of Illinois) provides firstyear graduate students with the basic mathematical background needed to perform typical calculations in classical and quantum physics. This is a reprint of the 1976 typescript edition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Synopsis:"This classic book helps students learn the basics in physics by bridging the gap between mathematics and the basic fundamental laws of physics. With supplemental material such as graphs and equations," Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 621623) and index.
About the AuthorH. W. Wyld received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught for three years at Princeton University and is now an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and was recipient of a NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has authored or coauthored numerous publications on theoretical particle physics, plasma physics, turbulence, lattice field theory simulations, mesoscopic systems, wavelet theory, and maser radiation from astrophysical megadisks. H. W. Wyld received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught for three years at Princeton University and is now an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and was recipient of a NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has authored or coauthored numerous publications on theoretical particle physics, plasma physics, turbulence, lattice field theory simulations, mesoscopic systems, wavelet theory, and maser radiation from astrophysical megadisks. What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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