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Cambridge University Press
15 August 2019
Unique in its clarity, examples, and range, Physical Mathematics explains simply and succinctly the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need to succeed in their courses and research. The book illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. This second edition has new chapters on vector calculus, special relativity and artificial intelligence and many new sections and examples. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations, Bessel functions, and spherical harmonics, the book explains topics such as the singular value decomposition, Lie algebras and group theory, tensors and general relativity, the central limit theorem and Kolmogorov's theorems, Monte Carlo methods of experimental and theoretical physics, Feynman's path integrals, and the standard model of cosmology.
By:   Kevin Cahill (University of New Mexico)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 252mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   1.680kg
ISBN:   9781108470032
ISBN 10:   1108470033
Pages:   778
Publication Date:   15 August 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Physical Mathematics

'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

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