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Is this math book enough for self-studying undergrad physics?

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I'm talking about "Mathematical Tools for Physics by James Nearing".
https://www.amazon.com/dp/048648212X/?tag=pfamazon01-20
it seems it cover lots of math... but it feels like it's just a reference book..
will it be enough?
or should i get more specialized books to learn each subject thoroughly?
 

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I have not read that book.

Well, besides calculus, linear algebra and probability, I would recommend methametical methods for physics by Arfken. I think this book is easy to learn and it include almost all the skills you need master.
 
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Books like this can be difficult to learn from. To cover all relevant math in one volume, they must move quickly and keep descriptions and words to a minimum. You can try it, but there’s a reason most students take courses with a text dedicated to the subject.
 
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