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Mathematical physics textbook with solutions in it?

  1. Jan 28, 2013 #1
    Hello I'm taking a mathematical physics course which has heavy emphasis on algebraic structures. The course has no required textbook but I want one anyway for extra practice. All of the books I see at my library all have no solutions in them which makes it frustrating because then I don't know if I got the question right. Anyone have any tips.
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  3. Feb 23, 2013 #2
    You could try this book by Sean Mauch of Caltech. It's HUGE and contains over 2000 pages of mathematical physics with exercises and solutions, though I don't think it contains anything on Algebraic Structures. Are you saying it's a math physics course with a focus on abstract algebra?

    In that case, I would maybe recommend The Theory of Groups and Its Application to Physical Problems , an older book by Bhagavantam and Venkatarayudu, which you can find here.

    You could also try:

    Rowlatt - Group Theory and Elementary Particles

    And if you're just looking for good abstract algebra books...

    Artin - Abstract Algebra
    Dummit and Foote - Abstract Algebra
    Lang - Algebra or Undergraduate Algebra

    Or these awesome lecture notes covering a ton of different aspects of abstract algebra by J. S. Milne, a mathematician from New Zealand.

    Or graduate abstract algebra lecture notes by PhysicsForums's own mathwonk here.
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