Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (3rd ed.)

A Comprehensive Guide

by K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence

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  • 9780521679718
  • 9780511166839
  • 9781139637374
The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780511166839
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
  • Author: K. F. Riley; M. P. Hobson; S. J. Bence
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521679718
  • 9780511166839
  • 9781139637374

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From reviews of previous editions: '…a great scientific textbook. It is a tour de force … to write mathematical sections that are both complete and at an appropriate academic level. The authors have clearly succeeded in this challenge, making this a remarkable pedagogical book … The choice of exercises is excellent and possibly the best feature of the book. In summary, this textbook is a great reference at undergraduate levels, particularly for those who like to teach or learn using lots of examples and exercises.' R. Botet, European Journal of Physics