Could someone recommend a good textbook on methods of mathematical physics?
Depends on your academic level and application. These are undergraduate to graduate level books:
Fundamental Numerical Methods and Data Analysis - G. Collins.pdf
Methods for Solving Inverse Problems in Mathematical Physics - Prilepko, Orlovskiy.pdf
As n0_3sc said, it depends on what you have in mind.
Take a look at this thread.
Or did you have stuff like this in mind?
george i read that second post and i can't imagine a practicing scientist/physicist being unfamiliar with something as basic as group theory, for example. i was always under the impression that abstract math was as tantamount to physical intuition in science.
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