Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
Third Edition Paperback Set
£67.99
 Authors:
 Ken F. Riley, University of Cambridge
 Mike P. Hobson, University of Cambridge
 Stephen J. Bence
 Date Published: June 2006
 availability: In stock
 format: Multiple copy pack
 isbn: 9780521683395
£
67.99
Multiple copy pack

This set consists of the third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook and its solutions manual containing complete worked solutions to half of the problems. Suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences, the text provides lucid descriptions of all the topics, many worked examples, and over 800 exercises. New standalone 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, 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 passwordprotected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.
Read more Contains all the mathematical material likely to be needed for any undergraduate course in the physical sciences
 Maintains the method and clarity of presentation that has been much praised in earlier editions
 Over 800 exercises: half with complete solutions provided; the remainder for unaided homework  the only book at this level to have complete, fullyworked solutions to ALL of its many exercises
Reviews & endorsements
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
See more reviews'… the book provides scientists who need to use the tool of mathematics for practical purposes with a single, comprehensive book. I recommend this book not only to students in physics and engineering sciences, but also to students in other fields of natural sciences.' P. Steward, Optik
'… suitable as a textbook for undergraduate use … this is a book that in view of its content and its modest softcover price, will find its way on to many bookshelves.' Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Riley et al. has clear, thorough and straightforward explanations of the subjects treated. It rigorously adopts a threestage approach throughout the book: first a heuristic, intuitive introduction, then a formal treatment, and finally one or two examples. This consistent presentation, the layout, and the print quality make the book most attractive … and value for money. It contains a thousand pages, there are plenty of exercises with each chapter.' J. M. Thijssen, European Journal of Physics
'This textbook is a wellwritten, modern, comprehensive, and complete collection of topics in mathematical methods ranging from a review of differential and integral calculus to group and representation theory, probability, the calculus of variations, and tensors.' Science Books and Films
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×Product details
 Date Published: June 2006
 format: Multiple copy pack
 isbn: 9780521683395
 dimensions: 246 x 174 x 76 mm
 weight: 3.385kg
 contains: 261 b/w illus. 820 exercises
 availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Prefaces
1. Preliminary algebra
2. Preliminary calculus
3. Complex numbers and hyperbolic functions
4. Series and limits
5. Partial differentiation
6. Multiple integrals
7. Vector algebra
8. Matrices and vector spaces
9. Normal modes
10. Vector calculus
11. Line, surface and volume integrals
12. Fourier series
13. Integral transforms
14. Firstorder ordinary differential equations
15. Higherorder ordinary differential equations
16. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations
17. Eigenfunction methods for differential equations
18. Special functions
19. Quantum operators
20. Partial differential equations: general and particular
21. Partial differential equations: separation of variables
22. Calculus of variations
23. Integral equations
24. Complex variables
25. Application of complex variables
26. Tensors
27. Numerical methods
28. Group theory
29. Representation theory
30. Probability
31. Statistics
Index.Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
 Advanced Theory and Methods of Physics
 Complex Variables and Analysis
 Engineering Analsis I and ll
 Engineering Analysis
 General Physics & Statistical Physics
 Hydromechanics
 Mathematical Physics ll and Techniques of Theoretical Physics ll
 Mathematical and Statistical Physics
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