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Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences

  1. Jul 8, 2009 #1

    I'm trying to get an opinion if Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Mary Boas is a good book to learn physic mathematics with a background in Calculus. I've been seeing people like it as a reference book, not so much as a learning tool. Opinions?

    Thank you
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  3. Jul 9, 2009 #2


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    I think it's a pretty clearly written book and can be used to get familiar with the basics of most mathematics you will see in your first two years. It was written specifically to teach you how to use the mathematics, so you may want to dig deeper in other books later to get a deeper understanding of the material. The thread linked to by malawi is about another book which treats more advanced topics.
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