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Mathematical methods for physics textbooks?

by jackiefrost
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Jun13-07, 05:31 PM
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I was looking for a decent, broad-ranged mathematical textbook oriented towards physics students. I'm interested in "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" by Mary Boas (over Arfken's book) and was wondering if any of you have any advice.

[BTW - I only have seriously studied through multi-variable calculus and linear algebra though I've picked up a great deal of vector analysis through Murray Spiegel's Shaums study and "Div, Grad, Curl, and all that"].

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Jun24-07, 02:33 PM
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Well I'm no expert but I've heard people speak highly of Riley, Hobson and Bence. It's recommended for the Cambridge NatScis so it can't be all that bad :)
Jun24-07, 03:03 PM
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Boas is a good choice. It's also good that you're familiar with mv-calc. and vector analysis, since the minimum requirements is just single-variable calc.

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