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Pick yourself up a copy of M Boas' Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences and read up on whatever you need to know when you encounter it.

I'd also reccomend the first third of Landau and Lifgarbagez book on non relitivistic QM as an intro to QM over Griffiths' book.

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Pick yourself up a copy of M Boas' Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences and read up on whatever you need to know when you encounter it.

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To me Arfken and Weber's book is a valid alternative, too.

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You could try Schaum's Outline of Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists by Spiegel or Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreizig; both have the same maths as Boas but they are both far more organized and less wordy so they get straight to the point. The schaum's is chock full of fully solved problems and examples; Kreizig is too and I believe it has a separate solution manual.

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Otherwise - outside of knowing how to take derivatives and integrals - specifically review integration by parts, polar and spherical coordinates, and complex numbers.

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That's the hardest part, but I'm working on that.If your goal is calculus for physics then make sure you have developed your geometric/physical intuition for calculus. What does the derivative mean physically (usually)? The integral? What's the logic behind the derivative tests?

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