Kevin Cahill is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico. He has carried out research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, Orsay, Harvard University, National Institutes of Health, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and has worked in quantum optics, quantum field theory, lattice gauge theory and biophysics. This book is based on courses taught by the author at the University of New Mexico and at Fudan University in Shanghai.
'Cahill has given us a concise and mathematically clear text, one that adds many contemporary topics to a classic selection.' Roy J. Glauber, Harvard University, Massachusetts 'Kevin Cahill's book collects and presents the mathematical methods of physics succinctly, and will be much welcomed by students and researchers alike.' A. Zee, University of California, Santa Barbara 'This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics. The key notions are presented concisely and accurately with a wealth of beautiful examples borrowed from physics, biophysics, and probability theory. The inclusion of advanced topics such as differential forms and group theory makes this book a most useful resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics.' Alain Comtet, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie 'I am impressed by the extremely clear and direct style with which this book has been written ... The author has distilled his experience and obvious enjoyment of the subject, and presented mathematics in a remarkably human and accessible form.' David Waxman, Fudan University, Shanghai