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Dec812, 02:43 AM

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So I really want to get good at mathematical physics. Below is a list of books I could get from various libraries, but I don't know which one's I should start with and which to do next and so on. I currently understand intro CM, EM, and QM. My math skills are very basic (ODES as of now). I thank you for your time.
Mathematical Physics : 1) Mathematical methods for physics and engineering  Riley, Hobson 2) Math methods in physics and engineering with Mathematica  F. Cap 3) Applied Mathematical Methods in Theoretical Physics  Masujima M. 4) A Guided Tour of Mathematical Physics  Roel Snieder 5) A Course in Modern Mathematical Physics  Groups, Hilbert 6) Equations of Mathematical Physics  Bitsadze A.V. 7) Mathematical Tools for Physics  J. Nearing 8) Mathematical Methods for Physicists  a Concise Introduction  T. Chow 9) The Fourier Transform And Its Applications  Bracewell 10) Calculus Of Variations With Applications To Physics & Engineering  R. Weinstock 11) Determinants and their applications in mathematical physics  Vein R., Dale P. 12) Geometry, Topology and Physics  M.Nakahara 13) Introduction to Groups, Invariants and Particles  F. Kirk 14) Differential Geometry  Analysis and Physics  J. Lee 15) Topology & Geometry in Physics  Steffen 16) Topology and Geometry for Physicists  C. Nash, S. Sen 17) Twistor Geometry, Supersymmetric Field Theories in Supertring Theory  C. Samann 18) Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists 2nd ed.,  C. Isham 19) Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, 2nd ed.  V.I. Arnold 20) Nonlinear Physics with Mathematica for Scientists and Engineers  R. Ennis, G. McGuire 21) Chaos  Classical and Quantum  P. Civitanovic 22) Chaos and Structures in Geophysics and Astrophysics  Provenzale & Balmforth 23) From calculus to chaos  Acheson 24) Mathematical topics between classical and quantum mechanics  Landsman N.P. 25) Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics Vol 1  Functional Analysis 2nd. ed.  M. Reed 26) Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics Vol 2  Fourier Analysis, Self Adjointness 2nd ed.,  M. Reed 27) Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics Vol 3  Scattering Theory  M. Reed 28) Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics Vol 4  Analysis of Operators  M. Reed 29) Numerical Quantum Dynamics  W. Schweizer 30) Quantum Geometry  A Statistical Field Theory Approach  Ambje, Durhuus B., Jonsson T 31) Supersymmetric methods in quantum and statistical physics  Junker G. 32) Path integrals and their applications in quantum, statistical, and solid state physics  Papadopoulos , J. T. Devreese 33) Path Integrals in Physics Volume 1 Stochastic Process & Quantum Mechanics  M. Chaichian, A. Demichev 34) Path integrals in physics, vol.2. QFT, statistical physics and modern applications  Chaichian M., Demichev A. also, feel free to modify the list in any way. I hope to dedicate two solid years on the subject, and at the end, be able to look at any physics branch and undertand the math behind it (even string theory). aLearner 


#2
Dec812, 10:23 AM

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#3
Dec812, 12:29 PM

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You have to be patient to learn physics. It won't happen overnight, so don't rush it. It always feels like you don't know enough and that will never go away, so you should just accept it. Haste makes waste. You don't want to spend too much time dwelling on things, either, but if you go too fast, it won't hang together and you'll be wasting your time.



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Dec812, 05:35 PM

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Mathematical physicists please help!
Good Luck! SolsticeFire 


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Dec812, 07:24 PM

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Thanks again 


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