Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Exercises and Problems in Mathematical Methods of Physics

Authors: Cicogna, Giampaolo

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  • Is a carefully structured book of exercises and problems in the mathematical methods of physics
  • Offers an alternative way to understand the mathematical notions upon which modern physics is based
  • Proceeds from easier examples and exercises to more elaborate situations
  • Avoids unnecessary difficulties and excessive formalism
  • Provides more detailed answers and guided solutions than the first edition
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About this Textbook

This book is the second edition, whose original mission was to offer a new approach for students wishing to better understand the mathematical tenets that underlie the study of physics. This mission is retained in this book.

The structure of the book is one that keeps pedagogical principles in mind at every level. Not only are the chapters sequenced in such a way as to guide the reader down a clear path that stretches throughout the book, but all individual sections and subsections are also laid out so that the material they address becomes progressively more complex along with the reader's ability to comprehend it. This book not only improves upon the first in many details, but it also fills in some gaps that were left open by this and other books on similar topics. The 350 problems presented here are accompanied by answers which now include a greater amount of detail and additional guidance for arriving at the solutions. In this way, the mathematical underpinnings of the relevant physics topics are made as easy to absorb as possible.

 

About the authors

Giampaolo Cicogna worked at the University of Pisa in Italy from 1966 to 2012, as Assistant Professor of Geometry for Physicists and of Complementary Mathematics for Engineers (1966–80) and as Associated Professor of Mathematical Methods of Physics (1967–2012). He joined the university’s staff shortly after graduating in Physics "magna cum laude" from the Department of Physics of Pisa University in 1964. He worked as a collaborator with the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) until 2015. Following his retirement, he  continues to collaborate in research and didactic activities. Author of more than 120 publications in international scientific journals, mainly addressing  the mathematical aspects (with special emphasis on the role of symmetries) of several fields of physics, he has acted as a referee for various journals and as a reviewer for academic and research institutions and for CINECA, a nonprofit consortium comprising Italian universities and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exercises and Problems in Mathematical Methods of Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59472-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59472-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-59471-8
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 218
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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