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dRic2

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Hi, I'm looking for a book that deals with the mathematics and the physics of waves (sound waves, electromagnetic waves, maybe optics). Basically just "classical waves" (I'm not very interested right know in the applications to quantum mechanics). My math background is (courses that I took):

real analysis

(introduction to) complex analysis

linear algebra

PDE (never had a formal course but I'm quite good in solving standard PDE with "decent" boundary conditions)

(introduction to) functional analysis

I'm looking for a book that deals with the basics but also offers insight on the matter. I prefer an "intuitive"/physical approach, but I don't dislike mathematical rigor.

Do you have any suggestions ?

real analysis

(introduction to) complex analysis

linear algebra

PDE (never had a formal course but I'm quite good in solving standard PDE with "decent" boundary conditions)

(introduction to) functional analysis

I'm looking for a book that deals with the basics but also offers insight on the matter. I prefer an "intuitive"/physical approach, but I don't dislike mathematical rigor.

Do you have any suggestions ?

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