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#1
Aug2309, 06:04 AM

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Hello~
Everyone~ I am a new member, Nice to meet you~ I like physics and mathematics. I don't care the mathematical theorem, (Such as the limit theorem, I think which is not very useful in application) but I want to know the mathematics for Physics. Any books is suitable for me?? May I have your recommendation?? Thank you very much. 


#2
Aug2309, 07:55 AM

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can you tell us what Mathematics courses you have completed (or will be working on this coming term)? imo you should at least be done with Calc I (limits & derivatives) , Calc II (integrals), Calc III (multivariate), and Introductory Differential Equations (ODE mainly)...and if possible a Linear Algebra course too.



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Aug2309, 08:26 AM

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Thank you for your reply.
I am a Hong Kong F.6 Student. If follow the programme of HK . I learned the calculate of limit(not the proof and detail theorem), and the single variable derivatives and integrals.(haven't learn substitution yet) I know the coming year will teach Linear Algebra,substitution etc. I want to learn more by myself, but I want to skip the pure maths theorem (such as the detail proof of the limit theorem ,something like that). I want to learn the maths which can directly applied on the actual problem. I know that some books are written for physics and engineering. Which do not include too many pure maths theorem. Is any good choice in such types of books? And I feel sorry for my poor English. Thank you. 


#4
Aug2309, 10:34 PM

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Books of mathematics for physics recommendation
Physics needs mathematics like a poet needs English.
If you want to skip the proofs(which I wont recomend), that is up to you. However, Physical theorems are full of difficult mathematical proofs which are essential to understand. If you don't like this, don't be a physicist. You should take an unabridged course in: Calculus(differentiation, integration, multivariate, vector) Linear Algebra(2semesters worth. You should know both matrix stuff and advanced things like hermition/unitary operators.) Advanced Calculus Course(Great for mathematical perspectiv And then you can try watered down math. 


#5
Aug2409, 04:35 AM

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Mathematical Methods in the Physics Sciences by Mary Boas seems to be what you're looking for.



#6
Aug2409, 05:25 AM

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Of course I have confidence in Maths.
I will try to pay more patience to finish the mathematical parts. Thank you for the recommendation. 


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Aug2809, 01:35 AM

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