Physics has long been regarded as a wellspring of mathematical problems. Mathematical Methods in Physics is a self-contained presentation, driven by historic motivations, excellent examples, detailed proofs, and a focus on those parts of mathematics that are needed in more ambitious courses on quantum mechanics and classical and quantum field theory. Aimed primarily at a broad community of graduate students in mathematics, mathematical physics, physics and engineering, as well as researchers in these disciplines.
Publisher: Birkhauser Boston Inc
Number of pages: 471
Weight: 901 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
"This text is a translated, considerably revised and extended version of the book Distributionen und Hilbertraumoperatoren: Mathematische Methoden der Physik.... The book is written in a very nice and understandable form and addresses mainly students with interest in the interaction between physics and mathematics."
". . . [This] English version has been considerably revised and extended in order to improve the usefulness for students of physics and mathematics alike. For instance, proofs are now more detailed. Many added examples illustrate abstract mathematical concepts. Exercises were included to improve the skill of beginners. Some of these exercises hint to physical problems arising either in quantum mechanics or field theory. . . . Notably, there is one chapter at the end, dealing exclusively with physics applications, the density functional theory of atoms and molecules due to Hohenberg, Kohn, and Sham. In my view this is a nice way to illustrate the calculus of variations. . . . the book is self-contained, the only prerequisites being a solid background in analysis and linear algebra."
"...many very nice and useful examples and applications are provided." ---Monatshefte fur Mathematik