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    Gravitation and Spacetime
    by Hans C. Ohanian, Remo Ruffini
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 December, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!!
    H. Ohanian and R. Ruffini have admirably succeeded in writing a book primarily concerd with the physics of the gravitational field. Without diminishing importance to the mathematical apparatus underlaying the General Theory of Relativity, this book crearly, concisely and beautifully explains the ideas, concepts, experiments and some aspects of the history of the modern theory of Gravitation. It is a very different book from the ones already existing; it presents the theory in such a logical and elegant way, that it's impossible not to read the book with a feeling of respect and admiration for the theory. Just to mention an example; with the formalisim presented in chapter two, the authors derive Maxwell's equations in chapter three from nothing, or almost nothing, just requiring a linear theory invariant under Lorentz and gauge transformations!! The clarity of the presentation is so refined that when I finished this chapter I thought: "oh! Why I didn't think about it by myself?" This book is as good as the books by Misner et al, Schutz or Weimberg, but at the same time it's different from them. Definitely, this book is a good choice for students who are beginning with the topic, but I also recommend Ohanian and Ruffini's book to more advanced students looking for a better undesrtanding of the theory. Certainly, with this book I learnt and enjoied the beauty and elegance of the General Theory of Relativity in full.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A fresh approach on the derivation of General Relativity
    I read the 1st edition at my local library and enjoyed it so much, I went out and bought the 2nd edition. It is easier to understand than similar books on the topic. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0393965015
    Sales Rank: 497091
    Subjects:  1. Gravitation    2. Science    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Space and time    5. Waves & Wave Mechanics    6. Astronomy, Space & Time    7. General relativity   


    Introductory Quantum Mechanics (4th Edition)
    by Richard Liboff
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (08 August, 2002)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A good and comprehensive text
    Foremost I promise that my views won't be biased even though Professor Liboff's office is just next to mine. Apparently you can get a glimpse of the cover in the SpiderMan 2 movie for a fraction of a second.

    I am an electrical engineering major and more into using quantum mechanics as a tool to solve problems. A preliminary course on quantum physics and mathematics will be useful to follow the book smoothly. Most of the explanations are well written, but again the depth varies depending on author's as well as reader's background (and is true for any scientific book).

    The book develops most of the mathematical tools necessary for the book eg Bessel functions, spherical harmonics etc. My physics friend told me that relativistic quantum mechanics is also covered well (I never read this topic myself). Discussion about symmetry is also well presented.

    Check out the book in library and get a feel for it before you buy. Not every book is for every one.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book, but requires a supplement
    Liboff goes into much more detail in his explanations than do many other undergraduate texts on quantum mechanics. Unfortunately, it is often necessary to look at another book before you begin trying to decifer this one.In my undergraduate quantum course I often read Griffiths first to give me a basic idea of what it was I needed to understand, and then I would follow through with Liboff in order to actually understand it.This book was definitely helpful with a first course in Quantum Mechanics.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for reading without a teacher.
    First a little about myself. I was a math major when I went to school thirty years ago. I took a few elementary physics courses back then but remember very little. I read most of Principles of QM by P.A.M. Dirac before I read this book. However I have not read any other texts and so I cannot do a good job of comparing this book to others. I have the second printing of the fourth edition. This printing has hundreds of typos. I sent a bunch of e-mails to Professor Liboff informing him of the ones that I found and he indicated to me that in subsequent printings these typos would be fixed.

    I found that I was able to understand most of it without access to a teacher to help me. My complaint with Dirac is that although it explains theory quite well, it doesn't privideproblem solving techniques. Liboff's book is quite good for that. As for theory, although Dirac is more thorough, there were important gaps in my understanding after reading Dirac that were cleared up by Liboff. Liboff is easier to understand.

    In the fourth edition there is a new chapter on Quantum Computing. In my opinion, this chapter is extremely weak. Shor's algorithm for factoring integers is a probabilistic one, but this fact is not mentioned in the text. A probabilistic algorithm, simply stated, is one that does not always work. For instance Shor's algorithm fails to factor the number 9, but Liboff uses 9 as an example. In fact there is a definition of probabilistic algorithms in the book, but it fails to bring out the features that make Shor's alorithm understandable. Fortunately, this one bad chapter does not ruin the book. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0805387145
    Sales Rank: 176839
    Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Quantum Theory    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Science / Physics   


    Introduction to Wave Phenomena
    by Akira Hirose, Karl E. Lonngren
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing introductory text on waves
    This is an exceptionally well written text. The book starts out covering mehcanical waves in an extremely detailed and easy to follow method(every step is clearly shown and explained). It then moves to covering a variety of topics logically building on what you've learned; topics such as gasses, sound, electromagentic, shocks, optics, nonlinear waves, solitons, and more are all covered while introducing all the mathematics needed such as fourier analysis and complex variables.
    In my opinion this should be a recommended text for all undergraduates in the physical sciences (certainly in physics and engineering). It provides a great foundation on which to build a more detailed study of all wave phenomena. ... Read more

    Isbn: 1575242311
    Sales Rank: 1082931
    Subjects:  1. Science    2. Science/Mathematics    3. Wave-motion, Theory of    4. Waves    5. Waves & Wave Mechanics   


    A First Course in General Relativity
    by Bernard F. Schutz
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Mathematics of Relativity
    I read several of the "popular" books on relativity before deciding to take the plunge and learn the mathematics behind this amazing theory.This book shows how based on Einstein's postulate on the universality of the speed of light, the mathematics forces us in certain directions and builds to create General Relativity.The key mathematical building block in this book is Tensor analysys. I had no idea of going into the book what that even was, but Schutz will guide your through it assuming you have a solid knowledge of vectors and calculus. Even with that knowledge, this book requires a decent amount of effort so be prepared to read and re-read chapters.I recommend this to anyone that knows the conceptual basics of relativity, but wants to spend the effort to learn the math.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good, good, good for passing exams!
    This is an introductory book for GR. I read this book two years ago for preparing an exam about GR, while I did never learn anything related to GR before but I passed the exam very well after reading this book. This book doesn't describe GR with the most modern math languages, but who cares if you just wanna learn the ideas of GR, actually this makes the understanding easier. No more preliminary knowledge than college physics is needed for reading this book, even the simple differental geometry has been self-contained very well in this small book. I consider this book a model for all good physics books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Solid start but you'll need Ohanian/wald
    This a very readable book that covers a lot of topics nicely. It gives a solid introduction to many of the main topics in the field. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't cover enough material.
    My advice if you want a complete understanding of the field is to buy this and the Ohanian text (which is very thorough, pleasantly readable and does covering just about everything you need). Read them side by side and once that is done move on to Wald. Don't bother with MTW, its is a tome of scattered bits and pieces that work as a reference but it is NOT something from which you want to learn the subject. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0521277035
    Sales Rank: 66761
    Subjects:  1. Astrophysics    2. General relativity (Physics)    3. Nuclear Physics    4. Relativity    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. General relativity    8. Science / Nuclear Physics   


    Fundamentals of Physics
    by DavidHalliday, RobertResnick, JearlWalker
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wiley Publishing produces great indroductory physics book
    What really makes this book great is the layout and format used.With clearly indexed chapters, main in-chapter headlins, practice problems, free interactive learning on the internet, and end of chapter synopsis, this book can explain physics to anyone interested.Physics is a science that needs to be understood correctly the first time.I really would have liked this book in high school.The end of chapter problems are very difficult, but they require you to really understand the material.the writing style used is similar to the times you read those great articles and say to yourself, "why can't everything be that clear."Great for physics majors, and good for other majors. 5 Stars

    I think Prof.Halliday had done a good job in the parts of mechanics,thermodynamics and electromagnetism.It helps us a lot to get the idea on classical physics and some question are really creative and quite challenging.However,it not very good for those who try to learn modern physics from this book,especialy the explanation of Schrodinger equation.Readers will find it confusing because Halliday just touch on it lightly without giving us a clear view of Quantum Mechanics.Especialy I don't like the Schrodinger equation form in this book.It seems that the author try to prevent the undergratuates scare about Mathematics.But we all know that the only language in Physics is Mathematics.So I suggest readers who want to learn the fundamentals idea of modern physics can try Young's University Physics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for first sem in college
    Excellent book for the first year in college although it doesn't have a hell lot of information on quantum physics and practically none on general relativity. plus the solutions to half the problems are available only to instructors. ... Read more

    Isbn: 047122863X
    Sales Rank: 166998
    Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Science    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Science / Physics   


    Modern Physics (Saunders Golden Sunburst Series)
    by Raymond A. Serway, Clement J. Moses, Curt A. Moyer, Curt Moyer
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 January, 1997)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Dry like sandpaper
    I used this book as an introduction to modern physics for the first semester of my modern physics sequence.This is what I think of the book:

    The book is fairly easy.Lots of examples to help with the end of chapter problems. Lots of history (Yawn).

    Boring.Too many references to histroical developments.Lots of information but well not well developed.In fact that's all this book is, a bunch of disjointed facts.The people who wrote this book spent way too little time developing IDEAS and the MATH that describes them.Instead, they skimmed over TONS of details and spit out formulas in pretty pink boxes.Anyways, the writing is dry, lengthy, and dodges the point. It's like reading an encyclopedia of physics history.Inelegant.Ineffective.
    Oh by the way, THIS BOOK STINKS (or maybe it's those pink boxes I hate).

    You may like it, but i didn't.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Adequate in some ways, dreadful in others
    This Modern Physics textbook has a bit of an identity crisis.One the one hand, you have a complete textbook, covering the basics of modern physics ideas such as: Special Relativity and Introductory Quantum Theory, plus chapters on the various specializations in physics, such as nuclear physics, particle physics, Statistical Mechanics, Condensed Matter, etc.

    On the other hand, this textbook is terribly boring!It is a wonder to me how authors can make some of the most exciting subject matter in the scientific world seem so drab and benign.Part of the problem is the lack of depth in some of the chapters, another is just a very dry writing style.

    The exercises are okay, though can be a bit on the easy side. As a reference, it is fairly complete and useful for looking up important facts and equations.It can be integrated well within a modern physics course sequence.The examples are clear and decent as well... however, its bundled "Physics visualization software" does not even work in windows, and is completely useless anyway... (To imagine... it only works on old DOS based machines!)

    Although not a terrible book by any means, it is pretty unspectacular.I would reccomend Tipler's Modern Physics book, although a bit more difficult, it definitely the better book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Incomplete
    I had this book for Modern Physics and after two semesters with it, I can tell you this book makes the class much harder than necessary.I was beginning to think I was an idiot, but I scraped up enough money to buy the Eisberg book from Amazon and as soon as I got it, it was readily apparent that the Serway book was incomplete, leaving out necessary concepts and leaving it to the student to fill in some big holes.
    The Eisberg book and the Serway book are complete opposites; Eisberg giving you more information than you need and the Serway book glossing over what you need to know.With these two choices, I'll take (and did take) too much information any day.If your professor uses this book, do yourself a favor and look for help elsewhere, unless you're one of those people who can read Cliff Notes and wing it, because with the Serway book, that's exactly what you'll be doing. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0030196825
    Sales Rank: 572762
    Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Physics (General)    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics   

    Mechanics (3rd Edition)
    by Keith R. Symon
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 January, 1971)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Symon sucks moon rocks
    Unfortunately, so do all its competitors,and for similar reasons. The lessons of 40 years of physics education research have totally failed to penetrate this bastion of didactic exposition. I used this book as an undergraduate, and I teach this course now, and I would not touch Symon -- it is pedagogically totally ineffective. It is structured as reference, not pedagogical, material, but it is at too low a level to be usable for that purpose like Goldstein or Jose and Saletan. As such, it is neither fish nor fowl. The overall problem is that junior level classical mechanics is a black hole for physics texts -- there are no good ones, but this is among the least effective (and expensive to boot).

    3-0 out of 5 stars You dont want to know how hard this book is
    This book is the standard undergrad book on Mechanics, and its because of the difficulty. You will spend many hours solving his homework problems, and he has NO worked examples that are useful. Like most books, the examples he does pick need to be significantly modified for the homework problems and for an undergrad this is especially hard. Especially since it's usually the first class an undergrad takes that introduces him to the 'upper-level' courses taken in Jr and Sr years.

    I can only tell you to work out every problem you can and find any worked examples in these Schaum's Outlines you can. In the end, you will either want to leave physics or you will know your stuff.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All you need to know in classical Mechanics
    This is an excellent introductory text in classical mechanics, which bridges the gap between Freshman physics and advanced texts like Goldstein.It contains a good mix between equations and physical insight and understanding, providing many physical explanations to some concepts that are rarely found in other texts.Due to its considerable scope, the book is quite dense with information (over 600 pages).To keep the number of equations manageable, Symon resorts to skipping many straightforward steps in derivations and to leaving much "as an exercise for the reader".This is not a problem, for in most cases he leaves sufficient instructions that the careful reader can arrive at the same results, but make sure you have a pen and lots of paper nearby when reading it!

    The level of discussion goes well beyond that of Freshman physics, and introduces more realistic complexities such as nonlinearity, precession, non-spherical shapes, etc.At the same time, it does not rely much on advanced mathematics, thus it is easily within the grasp of undergraduate students.Any mathematics beyond Freshman Calculus that is used is Freshman Calculus is explained in the text.The book covers many topics, among which I found the following to be well-presented:

    1.Excellent explanation and philosophical definition of basic quantities like mass, force, and momentum.
    2.A brief introduction to vector analysis and coordinate systems.
    3.A brief (and excellent) introduction to tensors as they apply in physics.
    4.A near complete analysis of the harmonic oscillator in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions, as well as coupled harmonic oscillators.
    5.The pendulum and rigid rotations.
    6.Moving and rotating coordinate systems.
    7.Inertia and free rotation.
    8.Central force problems
    9.Newtonian gravitation and planetary motion.
    10.N-body problem, with a thorough analysis of the 3-body problem (as far as can be achieved analytically).
    11.Brief introduction to Lagrangian formulation [though I wish he included more solved examples in this section]
    12.Wave and fluid dynamics.
    13.Small vibrations, stability, and perturbation theory.

    My biggest complaint about the second edition was the difficulty of the problems.That edition lacked easy problems with which to reinforce understanding of the text before tackling the harder ones.This problem was corrected in the 3rd edition, which adds a lot more (easier) problems to many chapters, and reorganizes the problems to follow the order of the text.This makes it much more useful, though I warn that some of the problems (especially the asterisked ones) are really hard!The answers at the back of the book are not perfect either and have some mistakes.The 3rd edition also added two chapters on special relativity and relativistic dynamics that I found quite useful and well-presented. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0201073927
    Sales Rank: 196375
    Subjects:  1. Mechanics    2. Mechanics - General    3. Physics    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Science / Physics   


    Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
    by David J. Griffiths
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (30 December, 1998)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Undergrad Book
    I am a graduate student in Physics and having learnt Electrodynamics from this book in my undergrad, I recommend this book to all undergrads. Some profs. may say that his style is too personal and not professional but I liked the way he talked in first person. It gave me a impression that I was sitting with him and learning!

    About the Book: The first 4 chapters deal with Electrostatics, next two with Magnetostatics and the remaining with Electrodynamics. There are practice problems after each section and tons of problems after each chapter. So, in all there is a lot to practise and apply the concepts.

    The book assume little background in Physics and Mathematics. Of course, you should have taken Calc 1 and 2 before starting on this. But the book begins with Vector Calculus which is required for the course.

    The book is a great self-study tool. One can work independently and learn all. It is also a good reference book for Grads, especially if they are using Jackson (Classical Electrodynamics). I always go back to it when I do not understand what Jackson says. Again if you are preparing for GRE or Qualifiers, this is the best book you can possibly have!

    1-0 out of 5 stars No no...not this one
    This probably is the most popular book on the subject for undergraduates. I now believe it is the most popular, not because it is the best, but probably because it is the only book, that is extensive enough to cater to the requirements of a variety of courses, offered around the globe to undergraduates in Electrodynamics.
    However, the treatment isnt too good. At a number of places, the author ends up making things looking much more difficult and confusing than they actually are. And at atleast one point, he even says that he expects the student to go through the passage a number of times, before he/she understands it. I find that outrageous. If he knew it was hard to understand, couldnt he put it in a simpler way, rather than asking the student to go through it again and again.
    Coming to the exercises, they are hard, particularly the ones at the end of the chapter. And, to add to the students problems, the author doesnt even provide the answers (or hints) to most of them.
    Dont waste your money. This book isnt worth it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a gem
    This is the best book I have ever read. The writing style is informal, things are explained clearly. The book deserves 5 stars just on the writing style and clarity of presentation. Professor Griffiths displays a mastery of the subject and makes a beautiful subject even more beautiful. Sure this is not a graduate level book but that does not demean it in any sense to Jackson - the two are aimed at different levels. I am a grad student and I still find this book invaluable. Professor Griffiths deserves an award for this work :) ... Read more

    Isbn: 013805326X
    Sales Rank: 18167
    Subjects:  1. Electrodynamics    2. Electromagnetism    3. Physics    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Science / Physics   


    Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics (McGraw-Hill Series in Fundamentals of Physics)
    by Frederick Reif
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 June, 1965)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book for the serious student
    Reif reads like thermodynamics is a brand new result and he has written the first giant paper on it.Not only does this book cover every area under the Sun, from the law of mass action to kinetic theory, but he develops each topic in a formal way, with logical consistency and that curious, gray-haired insight.

    I continually look to Reif when more "advanced" books fumble explanations.With the firm conceptual grounding I get there, I can then intuit what other authors are trying to convey.How many astute readers of other thermodynamics textbooks have any idea when Boltzmann's canonical distribution can be used?Or who know the difference between this and Boltzmann's equation?

    If you are an instructor, the illuminating end-of-chapter problems will be a boon.If you are a student, they will also be, yet less appreciated likely.No matter who you are, if you want to really know thermo and stat mech and are willing to _think_, then buy this book before some competing, flashy, colorized textbook drives it out of print.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book for a thinking man. Not for novices.
    One thing that distinguishes this book from the rest on stat mech is its emphasis on the physical content behind the equations.The author takes great pain to develop and elucidate, at every turn, a coherent physical picture for the edifice of statistical mechanics, in much the same style as the classic book by Tolman.However, if you are learning stat mech/thermo for the first time, you probably will be too busy familiarizing yourself with the equations to be able to appreciate the value of his explanations and motivations, which may just seem pointless rants.So, simply, if you are a newbie, try one of the more mediocre textbooks on stat mech, to learn the subject at a superficial level.Once you've mastered the more superficial stuff, you will come around to love this book, assuming that you are a reflective person.

    1-0 out of 5 stars one of the worst textbooks ever written
    I suspect the text was actually designed to inefficiently convey ideas.I cant believe someone has not written a student guide to fill in the holes for all the subtle leaps, overwhich students are expected to understand and apply. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0070518009
    Sales Rank: 244340
    Subjects:  1. Mathematical Physics    2. Physics    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Statistical mechanics    6. Statistical thermodynamics    7. Science / Mathematical Physics   


    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
    by David J. Griffiths
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Overall, a well written book, good for a first exposure
    1. Griffiths has a knack for clearly elucidating each concept, and strikes a good balance between verbiosity and tersness.This makes the book an easy read.
    2. There are plenty of excercises rangeing from easy to relatively difficult in each section.
    3. The book covers a lot of ground, and is good as a first exposure to some upper level concepts (statistal mech., solid state phys, systems identical particles).
    4. He spends some time covering the philisophical implications of the subject, which is really important.

    1. The first couple of chapters let you get comfortable with the Schroedinger formulation in 1D, but I feel like he focuses a little too much on calculations (of expectation values, uncertainties, etc...)This amounts to a lot of integration, without a whole lot of insight.(However he makes up for this in Chapter 3 when he introduces the formalism)
    2. The book's good for a first (undergraduate) introduction to QM, but it doesn't go in depth on a lot of the topics it covers.It does a pretty good job on perturbation theory, but kind of skimps on Angular Momentum, symmetries, etc...Also it doesn't do anything with the path integral formulation.
    3. The relatively low level of rigor means that this isn't a good upper level book.

    Conclusion: Good introductory book, but you'll need more eventually.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Very Confuse
    It's very confuse book. The author don't give a good introduction that is very fundamental to teach an undergraduated student. The Mathematical formalism it's almost nothing, when a student in this level still needs a strong basis in that point.This book can maybebe a good introduction to an advanced course (only a introduction), for the students that just need to remind something that they already have learned. I recommend for a initiate undergraduated student the book of Shankar.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for the most part
    Nearly all of the first 8 chapters are straightforward and the problems follow directly from the chapters.The first course I used this book for was not too difficult comparted to the second course.So interpret reviews that say anything negative about the first 8 chapters of this book with great skepticism.One exception, chapter 4 is rather weak.As for any of chapters 9 and above, they flat out suck.You really notice some flakiness on Griffiths part in chapter 11.To wit, chapter 11 contains some formulas which do not hold in general but that is not made clear in the text.Find a better book for an advanced undergrad QM course. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0131244051
    Sales Rank: 185940
    Subjects:  1. Physics    2. Quantum Theory    3. Science    4. Science / Physics   


    Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics
    by FrancisHalzen, Alan D.Martin
    Hardcover (January, 1984)
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    Isbn: 0471887412
    Sales Rank: 436843
    Subjects:  1. Leptons (Nuclear physics)    2. Nuclear Physics    3. Particle Physics    4. Quarks    5. Science    6. Particle & high-energy physics    7. Science / Nuclear Physics   


    Linear Algebra and Its Applications (3rd Edition)
    by David C. Lay
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    Isbn: 0201709708
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    Subjects:  1. Algebra - General    2. Algebra - Linear    3. Algebras, Linear    4. Mathematics    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Mathematics / Algebra / General   


    Applied Partial Differential Equations, Fourth Edition
    by Richard Haberman
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    Isbn: 0130652431
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    Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists
    by Hans J. Weber, George B. Arfken
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