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Haorong Wu

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Is

*Mathematical methods for physicists*by Arfken sufficient?

Thanks in advance.

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Haorong Wu

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Is

Thanks in advance.

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I always liked the Dover book by Elsgolc

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486457990/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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Haorong Wu

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Thanks! I will try Arfken's book first. If that is not enough, I will consult Dover's book.

I always liked the Dover book by Elsgolc

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486457990/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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For more subtle explanations of what is really going on (which is important but maybe not needed on the first run), you can consult the "structure and interpretation of classical mechanics" by Gerald Sussmann. What I found out was that a lot of the important subtleties are swept under the rug due to time in the typical physics course, but gerald sussman really emphasizes those.

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