Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Methods

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Intended to follow the usual introductory physics courses, this book has the unique feature of addressing the mathematical needs of sophomores and juniors in physics, engineering and other related fields. Many original, lucid, and relevant examples from the physical sciences, problems at the ends of chapters, and boxes to emphasize important concepts help guide the student through the material. Beginning with reviews of vector algebra and differential and integral calculus, the book continues with infinite series, vector analysis, complex algebra and analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations. Discussions of numerical analysis, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and the Dirac delta function provide an introduction to modern topics in mathematical physics. This new edition has been made more user-friendly through organization into convenient, shorter chapters. Also, it includes an entirely new section on Probability and plenty of new material on tensors and integral of dot product properties defining the dot (inner) product AN VF Figure 1.3: No work is done by a force orthogonal to displacement. If such a work were not zero, it would have to be positive or negative; but no consistent rule exists to assign a sign to the work. ... 4Figure 1.4 appears to prove the distributive property anbsp;...

Title:Mathematical Methods
Author:Sadri Hassani
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-10-08


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