GOLSCO
Books Online Store
UK | Germany
books   baby   camera   computers   dvd   games   electronics   garden   kitchen   magazines   music   phones   software   tools   toys   video  
 Help  
Books - Science - Mathematics - Mathematical Physics

1-8 of 8       1
Featured ListSimple List

  • General (favr)  (list)
  • Applied (favr)  (list)
  • Biostatistics (favr)  (list)
  • Chaos & Systems (favr)  (list)
  • Geometry & Topology (favr)  (list)
  • History (favr)  (list)
  • Infinity (favr)  (list)
  • Mathematical Analysis (favr)  (list)
  • Mathematical Physics (favr)  (list)
  • Matrices (favr)  (list)
  • Mensuration (favr)  (list)
  • Number Systems (favr)  (list)
  • Popular & Elementary (favr)  (list)
  • Pure Mathematics (favr)  (list)
  • Recreation & Games (favr)  (list)
  • Reference (favr)  (list)
  • Research (favr)  (list)
  • Study & Teaching (favr)  (list)
  • Transformations (favr)  (list)
  • Trigonometry (favr)  (list)
  • Go to bottom to see all images

    Click image to enlarge

    Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics
    by Frederick W. Byron, W. Fuller Robert
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (20 August, 1992)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific book to ramp up and read original papers
    If you're tired of reading descriptive physics like Paul Davies' books and want to be able to read the original papers and follow the math, this is the book.It presumes a strong undergraduate math background in some areas but the explanations are clear and the proofs are easy to follow.If you want to read quantum physics, the chapters on vectors and operators will give you the math foundations.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Important Information
    This book is not, and I repeat, IS NOT for the inexperienced.This book is a GRADUATE LEVEL TEXT on mathematical physics.If you are an undergraduate student taking a physics class, this book will be of no use to you.I recommend that anyone interested in purchasing this book have a somewhat decent amount of mathematical background.I personally recommend Calculus I-IV, Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra.
    If, though, you have this background, then this book is may just be for you.It is concise, to the point and presents a clear and well written discussion of mathematical physics.
    I just felt that before you dive, head first, into the world of mathematical physics, somebody needed to warn you about what you were getting yourself into.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    Concise and complete.I find myself coming to this book not only for Physics courses and Physics research, but I find it helpful in most Math courses.This book is a must for anyone in Physics and applied mathematics. ... Read more

    Isbn: 048667164X
    Sales Rank: 14099
    Subjects:  1. Mathematical Physics    2. Physics    3. Quantum Theory    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Science / Physics   


    $15.61

    Mathematical Physics
    by Sadri Hassani
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (21 December, 1998)
    list price: $89.95 -- our price: $77.18
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Cohesive
    Excellent.The book covers almost everything you need to know in a clear, logical and most importantly for physicists, applied manner.The choice of examples used in the many, many worked problems in the main body of the text is extremely clever, particularly if you are interested in gaining a working facility with quantum mechanics.They serve to illustrate very clearly the links between seemingly (particularly if you have tacked together a similar body of knowledge from a host of smaller books aimed a mathematicians) unrelated areas, giving the book a very cohesive feel.The only let-down (which is alleviated by the many worked examples) is the lack of answers to the problem sets.However, given the amount of material the book covers, if the student were to supplement it with a Schaum's Outline or two, they would have absolutely everything they need to become (more than) competent.The layout and type-setting are also superb, and the short biographies included are a welcome addition, making the book feel slightly less formal, which I found a breath of fress air in comparison to other texts on the subject.In short, a must have.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Comparison with Cantrell's book
    Has anyone looked at the difference between Hassani's and C. D. Cantrell's book (Modern Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers)?They seem to cover the same topics.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read
    I agree with other reviewers that this book is the first choice if you want to get a handle on mathematical methods of theoretical physics at advanced undergraduate / beginning graduate level. The nearest competitor is Byron & Fuller's "Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics" which has been around a long time and has many good points; but having used both I prefer this. The level and philosophy is about the same but the coverage is wider and the presentation clearer and cleaner. It's a pleasure to read.

    The book is divided into eight parts, each comprising three or four chapters, on: Finite-dimensional Vector Spaces, Infinite-dimensional Vector Spaces, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Operators on Hilbert Spaces, Green's Functions, Groups and Manifolds, Lie Groups and Applications. Fear not: although it isn't designed for freshmen, it emphatically isn't the sort of math book where you have to crack the code to get any benefit.

    The layout is excellent, there are many, many worked examples, and I found very few slips or typos. One black mark, the reason I don't give it 5 stars: although there are a massive 850 problems, there are no solutions (just like Byron & Fuller). Unless you're confident in your mathematical ability, you may find that a drawback for self-study. Finally, a word to the wise: check out this title at amazon.co.uk (provided you aren't in a hurry). ... Read more

    Isbn: 0387985794
    Sales Rank: 88246
    Subjects:  1. General    2. Mathematical Physics    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Science / Mathematical Physics   


    $77.18

    Mathematics for Physicists (Dover Books on Mathematics)
    by Philippe Dennery, Andre Krzywicki
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (14 August, 1996)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (7)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too much in too-little space.
    I would only recommend this book to people already fairly well-versed in the topics it covers.In this book, the authors attempt to cover FAR TOO MUCH material for such a short text.As a result, the reader ends up confused and with a feeling that the author isn't telling them NEARLY everything he knows, even about the basics.The book's coverage of complex analysis is truly pitiful, and I would recommend A Course of Modern Analysis by Whittaker and Watson, even at the much higher 60 dollar price, as a useful source on this topic.Concerning such topics as Lebesgue integration, Hilbert Space, and orthonormal bases--consult good books on real-analysis and/or functional analysis rather than this book.Perhaps the author's greatest mistake is the book's complete lack of excercizes and it's few-and-far-between, weak examples of applications to problems.That said, the reason I still gave this book three stars is that it is good in one way--namely, as a reference for those who already know the material.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A very good book
    I strongly recommend this book! I am university lecturer and I was using it over recent years as a main source for the course
    "Mathematical Methods in Physics". The material is well chosen,
    supplemented with good examples which illustrate interesting and
    non-trivial issues in an accessible for a student way.
    It is a safe and a good buy!

    3-0 out of 5 stars There is a better book
    I recommend getting Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics by Byron and Fuller (also from Dover). You'll get more (quantity and quality) for your money. Mathematics For Physicists just isn't very good, poorly written compared to Math. of C. and Q. Physics. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0486691934
    Sales Rank: 172419
    Subjects:  1. Calculus    2. Mathematical Physics    3. Physics    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Science / Physics   


    $12.21

    Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 2nd Edition
    by Mary L.Boas
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (06 April, 1983)
    list price: $69.68 -- our price: $69.68
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (27)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Unclear spoon feeding
    Way overpriced and tooooo overrated; although, maybe not for my taste, but... ........This is like an excellent reference book for engineers -- a collection of recipes to use without thinking. Now thinking is indeed important and this book is very far from stimulating thinking. However, the problems do contain "proofs" (the quotes must be used) -- probably, as an attempt to make up for lack of precision. It seems like a good book to use in high school, but definitely not for college. I really am being very generous with the 2 stars. Let's see, what else.............There really isn't anything very good to say I'm afraid....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and Understandable!!
    Why can't all college textbooks be like this book? Many times authors write over your head to make themselves feel superior or to ensure they will still have a job explaining things to the student. Not this book. It is extreamly clear and highly understandable. I actually read the book to understand the professor instead of the usual practice of listening to the instructor to understand the book. Mary Boas did an awesome job with this book. I am more than pleased with it. It just because the number 1 book for me to recommend and you will darn sure find it in my office from now on!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Talk about persistence...
    As an undergrad, I was fortunate enough to learn directly from Mary Boas, as she taught from the first edition of the book.During 4 semesters of undergraduate physics, my classmates and I worked virtually every problem in the book (this translates to 3+ hours of homework a night).

    Now, over 20 years later, I still find myself referring to the subsequent editions I've bought on a regular basis in my professional career.I still have a reasonably clear recollection and understanding of the material.I also find myself recommending this book to others on a regular basis.

    Work the problems.You'll be glad you did.

    ... Read more

    Isbn: 0471044091
    Sales Rank: 24565
    Subjects:  1. General    2. Mathematical Physics    3. Mathematics    4. Science    5. Applied mathematics    6. Mathematics / General   


    $69.68

    Solutions of Selected Problems for Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
    by Mary L. Boas
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (20 July, 1984)
    list price: $48.95 -- our price: $48.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (27)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Unclear spoon feeding
    Way overpriced and tooooo overrated; although, maybe not for my taste, but... ........This is like an excellent reference book for engineers -- a collection of recipes to use without thinking. Now thinking is indeed important and this book is very far from stimulating thinking. However, the problems do contain "proofs" (the quotes must be used) -- probably, as an attempt to make up for lack of precision. It seems like a good book to use in high school, but definitely not for college. I really am being very generous with the 2 stars. Let's see, what else.............There really isn't anything very good to say I'm afraid....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and Understandable!!
    Why can't all college textbooks be like this book? Many times authors write over your head to make themselves feel superior or to ensure they will still have a job explaining things to the student. Not this book. It is extreamly clear and highly understandable. I actually read the book to understand the professor instead of the usual practice of listening to the instructor to understand the book. Mary Boas did an awesome job with this book. I am more than pleased with it. It just because the number 1 book for me to recommend and you will darn sure find it in my office from now on!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Talk about persistence...
    As an undergrad, I was fortunate enough to learn directly from Mary Boas, as she taught from the first edition of the book.During 4 semesters of undergraduate physics, my classmates and I worked virtually every problem in the book (this translates to 3+ hours of homework a night).

    Now, over 20 years later, I still find myself referring to the subsequent editions I've bought on a regular basis in my professional career.I still have a reasonably clear recollection and understanding of the material.I also find myself recommending this book to others on a regular basis.

    Work the problems.You'll be glad you did.

    ... Read more

    Isbn: 0471099201
    Sales Rank: 367500
    Subjects:  1. Applied    2. Mathematics    3. Research & Methodology    4. Mathematics / General   


    $48.95

    Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists
    by Hans J. Weber, George B. Arfken
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (08 August, 2003)
    list price: $89.95 -- our price: $89.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (4)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Won't teach you much
    This book, like others have said, is a good book to go to if you need to look something up quickly, but is not something to learn from.We use this book in an undergrad math methods course in the physics department.Luckily i major in math, and know the topics we are covering, otherwise, this book would be useless.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great undergrad physics major book!
    This undergraduate text makes Arfken really accessible. The new examples are great and most are from various fields of physics. This has helped me in my mechanics, E and M, and quantum mechanics classes. The long index is complete and really helps to find things quickly. The chapter on probability & statistics explains concepts especially well.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Better Overview then Book
    This book is much better as a reference book for someone who already understands the material then for a student just learning.The book covers everything from Coordinate Systems to Calculus of Variantions, PDQ's, and Special Unitary Groups in highly dense sections, with little or no examples.

    The problems are extraordinarly tough, and they seem disjointed, lacking any real focus and coherence, exp. towards the front of the book.Once you get past the physics in the first part, and into the math section of the book, it slows down, and really explains ideas, as well as providing excellent problems to work.

    I would recommend this book as a reference, but there are better books out there.For reference, I would also recommend Schaums Outlines; and for a text book, I would recommend David Hilbert's Mathematical Methods Vol I, and Vol II. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0120598779
    Sales Rank: 277955
    Subjects:  1. Applied    2. Mathematical Physics    3. Research & Methodology    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Mathematics / General   


    $89.95

    Mathematical Methods of Physics and Engineering
    by K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence
    Paperback (15 August, 2002)
    list price: $70.00 -- our price: $70.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France

    Isbn: 0521890675
    Sales Rank: 418071
    Subjects:  1. Advanced    2. Applied    3. Mathematical Analysis    4. Mathematical Physics    5. Mathematics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Engineering: general    9. Mathematics for scientists & engineers    10. PHYSICS    11. Science / Physics   


    $70.00

    Theoretical Physics
    by Georg Joos, Ira M. Freeman
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 March, 1987)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
    (price subject to change: see help)
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France
    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars comprehensive introduction, excellent for self-study
    This is an excellent book, at least for people with a mathematical background. The book covers the classical topics thoroughly, and contains a large number of carefully worked out problems. The chapters on "atomic theory" are a little dated, but given how cheap the book is, even if you only work your way through the first 150 pages, it's a real bargain.

    Perhaps there are better books around now, but I learned physics out of this while a graduate student in mathematics in the mid 70's, and at the time it was the best introductory overview I could find. It isn't as slick as The Feynman Lectures, which I think make a better first course, but if you need to learn the classical stuff in more depth, this is an excellent book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars For prospective buyers...
    I was looking for a good introductory book on theoretical physics that I would use to teach myself the material. Being on a limited budget, I decided to get this one.

    The first impression I got was that this book requires a good math background. I'd recommend at least multivariable calculus, with a solid grasp of partial derivatives and vector analysis. The book does an OK job of covering a few topics, namely vector analysis, certain topics in complex analysis, introductory calculus of variations and what the book calls "the theory of waves and vibration" which looks like harmonic/Fourier analysis.

    After going through several chapters, I realised that this book was NOT written for those who have never studied its topics before. I got the impression that I was expected to have covered the material before. I always felt that the book was skipping vital points and jumping straight into the equations. A book on "theoretical" physics should concentrate on explaining the topics first, and then introducing the math.

    Anyway, this book is pretty useless if you want to teach yourself the material for the first time; if you've already covered every, however, you'll find it to be a very concise and thorough reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars From the great tradition of German Lehrbucher
    Georg Joos was an experimental physicist, yet wrote this outstanding compendium of classical theoretical physics, a model of clarity and simplicity, not to mention soundness. Perfect for learning something when the time is short! I recalled having learned AC circuits from it, using complex numbers, one day before the exams, and learned it thoroughly (and passed!). Freeman Dyson lists this book as the one from which he learned most of Theoretical Physics. What more could be said? ... Read more

    Isbn: 0486652270
    Sales Rank: 230989
    Subjects:  1. Mathematical physics    2. Physics    3. Science    4. Science / Physics   


    $19.77

    1-8 of 8       1
    Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
    Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

    Top 

     
    Books - Science - Mathematics - Mathematical Physics   (images)

    Images - 1-8 of 8       1
    Click image to see details about the item
    Images - 1-8 of 8       1