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Mathematics applied to Physics; textbooks.

  1. May 31, 2012 #1
    Hello all.

    I'm looking for a good textbook about how the mathematics, particularly calculus is applied in physics. I've done some calculus as i am a physics undergraduate student but i want to better learn the math and see how it is applied in physics as i find that a lot more interesting.

    What i am essentially looking for is a math textbook, geared mostly towards calculus that gives examples of how to apply the rules of math in physics. I understand the rules are generally exactly the same but it is much nicer when the math is applied to laws and quantities that i recognise in Physics as it is is mostly the physics i am interested in.

    Or a physics textbook that explains the mathematical steps and procedures that are taking place in deriving equations and solving problems.

    Thanks
     
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  3. May 31, 2012 #2
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  4. Jun 1, 2012 #3
    Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences - Boas
    Schaum's Advanced Maths for Engineers and Scientists - Spiegel
    Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Kreizig
    Mathematics of Physics and Chemistry -Margenau
    Math Methods for Physicists - Arfken
     
  5. Jun 1, 2012 #4
    Thanks for the responses.

    I'm thinking about getting this textbook

    http: //www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematical-Methods-Physics-Engineering-Comprehensive/dp/0521679710/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

    - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (3rd edition): A Comprehensive Guide - Hobson, Riley, Bence

    Any thoughts from people who have used it ?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2012 #5
    I've actually primarily used Riley. I like it. Between that and Boas it really doesn't matter which you pick.
     
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