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At ASU, my mathematical methods in phyiscs book covers the following topics with excruciatingly little detail and cryptic wording/notation, skipping so many important steps that leaves me and most everyone in the class hanging out to dry.

I want to make the mathematical connection to physics, and this book we have doesn't do that. Here's an outline of the material we cover:

1st:

Complex Arithmetic

First order diff eq's

Second order diff eq's

"Trigg" Functions - (infinite summation notation of sine and cosine)

Vector Algebra and intro to Matrices

Matrix theory

Orthogonal functions and Fourier Series

One-Dimenisonal Wave Equation

2nd half:

Vector Calculus

The delta function

Fourier Transforms

PDEs

Bessel Functions

Legendre Polynomials

Associated Legendre functions and spherical harmonics

Sturm-Liouville Theory and Orthogonal Functions

Analytic Function theory

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