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Books on mathematical physics

  1. Mar 2, 2013 #1
    Hey guys, I have seen many posts on the same topic but I was unable to come to a coherent conclusion. I have seen people reffering to Arfken or Mary Boas.
    I have sufficient knowledge in linear algebra, statistics and calculus in many variables. I am presently taking a course in complex analysis. I would like to know if there is any book on a slightly higher footing which would help me understand the advanced math in quantum mechanics and general relativity.

    Boltzmann 2012
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  3. Mar 3, 2013 #2
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  4. Mar 3, 2013 #3
    I second this reccomendation, it's a very nice book. Stay away from Arfken!!
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  5. Mar 3, 2013 #4
    Arfken is very good but it's not what I consider a 'mathematical physics' textbook. It's a cookbook for solving problems, not learning the math necessary for formalism.
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  7. Mar 3, 2013 #6


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    While Frankel is interesting (I recently checked it out from my library),
    it is focused on "Geometry" [as its title suggests].
    I think Szekeres would be more appropriate for the OP.
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