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Mathematical Physics

Applications and Problems

Authors: Balakrishnan, Venkataraman

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  • Covers a wide range of essential mathematical concepts useful for theoretical physics 
  • Provides physical applications of the mathematical techniques wherever possible
  • Includes nearly 400 worked-out problems and end-of-chapter exercises 
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This textbook is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning the fundamental mathematical concepts and tools widely used in different areas of physics. The author draws on a vast teaching experience, and presents a comprehensive and self-contained text which explains how mathematics intertwines with and forms an integral part of physics in numerous instances. Rather than emphasizing  rigorous proofs of theorems, specific examples and physical applications (such as fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, etc.) are invoked to illustrate and elaborate upon the relevant mathematical techniques. The early chapters of the book introduce different types of functions, vectors and tensors, vector calculus, and matrices. In the subsequent chapters, more advanced topics like linear spaces, operator algebras, special functions, probability distributions, stochastic processes, analytic functions, Fourier series and integrals, Laplace transforms, Green's functions and integral equations are discussed. The book also features about 400 exercises and solved problems interspersed throughout the text at appropriate junctures, to facilitate the logical flow and to test the key concepts. Overall this book will be a valuable resource for a wide spectrum of students and instructors of mathematical physics. 


 

About the authors

Prof. V. Balakrishnan is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He joined the Indian Institute of Technology Madras as a Professor in 1980, and retired as Emeritus Professor in 2013. He was educated at the University of Delhi and received his PhD in theoretical physics from Brandeis University, USA in 1970. He joined IIT Madras after working for a decade at TIFR (Mumbai) and RRC, DAE (Kalpakkam). His research interests have spanned many areas including particle physics, many-body theory, condensed matter physics, stochastic processes, quantum dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos. He has published numerous research papers in these areas and a number of popular pedagogic articles. He has co-authored a monograph titled Beyond the Crystalline State and authored a monograph titled Elements of Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Over nearly four decades, he has taught a wide variety of extremely popular courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, comprising all the standard subjects in physics as well as some new and non-traditional ones. He has received high accolades for his teaching at IIT Madras, and his lectures at numerous courses sponsored by the UGC, DST (SERC) and ICTP (Trieste, Italy) have been well-received by their attendees. His video lecture courses under the auspices of the NPTEL programme of the HRD Ministry (available on YouTube) have received very high acclaim. He has held visiting positions at several institutions abroad. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Physics
Book Subtitle
Applications and Problems
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Authors
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in India: ANE Books India
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39680-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39680-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39679-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 781
Number of Illustrations
136 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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