Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics (Dover Books on by Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller

By Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller

This textbook is designed to counterpoint graduate-level physics texts in classical mechanics, electrical energy, magnetism, and quantum mechanics. prepared round the crucial thought of a vector area, the ebook comprises a variety of actual functions within the physique of the textual content in addition to many difficulties of a actual nature. it's also one of many reasons of this publication to introduce the physicist to the language and elegance of arithmetic in addition to the content material of these specific topics with modern relevance in physics.
Chapters 1 and a couple of are dedicated to the math of classical physics. Chapters three, four and five — the spine of the e-book — disguise the idea of vector areas. bankruptcy 6 covers analytic functionality idea. In chapters 7, eight, and nine the authors soak up a number of very important strategies of theoretical physics — the Green's functionality approach to fixing differential and partial differential equations, and the idea of vital equations. bankruptcy 10 introduces the speculation of teams. The authors have integrated a wide number of difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy, a few illustrating or extending mathematical issues, others stressing actual software of concepts built within the text.
Essentially self-contained, the e-book assumes merely the normal undergraduate guidance in physics and arithmetic, i.e. intermediate mechanics, electrical energy and magnetism, introductory quantum mechanics, complex calculus and differential equations. The textual content can be simply tailored for a one-semester direction on the graduate or complex undergraduate level.

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