How to select one from these two books? (Physical Mathematics)

In summary, the speaker is an HDR student in Condensed Matter Physics looking for a book to enhance their math abilities for learning physics. They have found two potential options, "Mathematical Physics 2nd" by S.Hassani and "Physical Mathematics 2nd" by K.Cahill, and are seeking advice on which one to choose. The speaker mentions that Hassani covers more topics and has more advanced topics, while Cahill covers introductory topics such as Statistics, Monte Carlo Methods, and Renormalization. They suggest making a list of desired topics and creating a plan to decide which book would be more beneficial.
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Dear everyone,

I'm an HDR student in Condensed Matter Physics. I want to enhance my math ability with the aim is learning physics.
I found two books, they seem all fit my purpose.

1. Mathematical Physics 2nd by S.Hassani
2. Physical Mathematics 2nd by K.Cahill

I want to choose one of them to learn because the time is precious. I need some valuable advice about it.

Cheers,
Lu
 
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Hassani covers more topics.
 
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Read a chapter from each. Pick the one you learn more from.
 
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malawi_glenn said:
Hassani covers more topics.
I found that Hassani's book has more advanced topics, but Cahill has many introductory topics which are not contained in Hassani's book, such as Statistics, Monte Carlo Methods, and Renormalization...
 
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you could do a list of topics that you want to learn, and then do a plan
 
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