 Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences Author(s) Mary L. Boas Country USA Subject(s) Applied mathematics Publisher Wiley Publication date 1966 Media type Print ISBN 9780471198260 Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences is a 1966 textbook by mathematician Mary L. Boas intended to develop skills in mathematical problem solving needed for junior to seniorgraduate courses in engineering, physics, and chemistry. The book provides a comprehensive survey of analytic techniques and provides careful statements of important theorems while omitting most detailed proofs. Each section contains a large number of problems, with selected answers. Numerical computational approaches using computers are outside the scope of the book.
The book, now in its third edition, is still widely used in university classrooms^{[1]} and is frequently cited in other textbooks and scientific papers.
Contents
Chapters
 Infinite series, power series
 Complex numbers
 Linear algebra
 Partial differentiation
 Multiple integrals
 Vector analysis
 Fourier series and transforms
 Ordinary differential equations
 Calculus of variations
 Tensor analysis
 Special functions
 Series solution of differential equations; Legendre, Bessel, Hermite, and Laguerre functions
 Partial differential equations
 Functions of a complex variable
 Integral transforms
 Probability and statistics
References
 ^ Spector, Donald (1999). "Book Reviews". American Journal of Physics 67 (2): 165–169. doi:10.1119/1.19216.
Further reading
Reviews of 1st edition
 Bronk, B. V. (1967). American Scientist 55 (1): A118.
 Hupert, J. J. (1967). "Book reviews". IEEE Spectrum 4 (7): 166–7. doi:10.1109/MSPEC.1967.5215873.
 Milford, F. J. (1967). "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences". Science 155 (3769): 1530–1531. JSTOR 1720976.
 Moore, Walter J. (1967). "Mathematics for scientists. Mathematical methods in the physical sciences. Mathematics for quantum chemistry (Bak, Thor A.; Lichtenberg, Jonas; Boas, Mary L.; Anderson, Jay Martin)". Journal of Chemical Education 44 (4): 246–A352. doi:10.1021/ed044p246.
 Mullin, Albert A. (1968). "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences". American Journal of Physics 36 (7): 644–5. doi:10.1119/1.1975067.
 Pipes, L. A.; Boas, Mary L. (1967). "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences". The American Mathematical Monthly 74 (8): 1024–1025. doi:10.2307/2315314. JSTOR 2315314.
Reviews of 2nd edition
 Peters, Philip (1984). "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 2nd ed". American Journal of Physics 52 (6): 572–3. doi:10.1119/1.13607.
 Phillies, G. D. J. (1984). "Book Reviews". Journal of the American Chemical Society 106 (17): 5046. doi:10.1021/ja00329a600.
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