An engagingly-written account of mathematical instruments and concepts, this booklet presents a graduate-level advent to the maths utilized in learn in physics. the 1st half the booklet makes a speciality of the normal mathematical tools of physics – differential and quintessential equations, Fourier sequence and the calculus of diversifications. the second one part includes an creation to extra complicated topics, together with differential geometry, topology and complicated variables. The authors' exposition avoids extra rigor while explaining sophisticated yet details frequently glossed over in additional straightforward texts. the subjects are illustrated at each degree by way of conscientiously selected examples, routines and difficulties drawn from practical physics settings. those make it necessary either as a textbook in complicated classes and for self-study. Password-protected suggestions to the workouts can be found to teachers at www.cambridge.org/9780521854030.

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