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Mathematical Tools for Physicists

George L. Trigg (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-40548-0
686 pages
October 2005
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Mathematical Tools for Physicists is a unique collection of 18 carefully reviewed articles, each one written by a renowned expert working in the relevant field. The result is beneficial to both advanced students as well as scientists at work; the former will appreciate it as a comprehensive introduction, while the latter will use it as a ready reference.
The contributions range from fundamental methods right up to the latest applications, including:
- Algebraic/ analytic / geometric methods
- Symmetries and conservation laws
- Mathematical modeling
- Quantum computation
The emphasis throughout is ensuring quick access to the information sought, and each article features:
- an abstract
- a detailed table of contents
- continuous cross-referencing
- references to the most relevant publications in the field, and
- suggestions for further reading, both introductory as well as highly specialized.
In addition, a comprehensive index provides easy access to the vast number of key words extending beyond the range of the headlines.
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Table of Contents

Algebraic Methods
Analytic Methods
Fourier and Other Mathematical Transforms
Fractal Geometry
Geometrical Methods
Green's Function
Group Theory
Mathematical Modeling
Monte Carlo Methods
Numerical Methods
Perturbation Methods
Probability Theory
Quantum Computation
Special Functions
Stochastic Processes
Symmetries and Conservation Laws
Variational Methods
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Author Information

George L. Trigg, an internationally experienced and qualified senior editor in Physics, lives in New Paltz/New York. For many years he was co-editor of the most renowned expert journal in Physics, Physical Review Letters. George L. Trigg also was the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Applied Physics.
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"... 18 review articles ... offer advanced students and researchers a quick, to-the-point introduction..."
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