## Some Mathematical Methods of PhysicsThis well-rounded, thorough treatment for advanced undergraduates and graduate students introduces basic concepts of mathematical physics involved in the study of linear systems. The text emphasizes eigenvalues, eigenfunctions, and Green's functions. Prerequisites include differential equations and a first course in theoretical physics. The three-part presentation begins with an exploration of systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom (described by matrices). In part two, the concepts developed for discrete systems in previous chapters are extended to continuous systems. New concepts useful in the treatment of continuous systems are also introduced. The final part examines approximation methods — including perturbation theory, variational methods, and numerical methods — relevant to addressing most of the problems of nature that confront applied physicists. Two Appendixes include background and supplementary material. 1960 edition. |

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A common set of mathematical techniques is useful as background for a variety of

fields of theoretical and

electromagnetic theory, and reactor physics. In an attempt to develop this ...

A common set of mathematical techniques is useful as background for a variety of

fields of theoretical and

**applied**physics, such as quantum mechanics, acoustics,electromagnetic theory, and reactor physics. In an attempt to develop this ...

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For example, one is often concerned with the problem of the motion of a mass on

a spring, as induced by an external force F (I)

1.5) becomes mi = y y = ~kx + F(t) (1'7) Similarly, if in the system sketched in Fig.

For example, one is often concerned with the problem of the motion of a mass on

a spring, as induced by an external force F (I)

**applied**to the mass. In this case (1.5) becomes mi = y y = ~kx + F(t) (1'7) Similarly, if in the system sketched in Fig.

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If (2.21) is

= sAs'l (2.22) in which A has been written in terms of the diagonal matrix of its

eigenvalues.2 Thus, A is said to be diagonalizable. This definition implies that the

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If (2.21) is

**applied**to the function f(A) = A, there results the remarkable relation A= sAs'l (2.22) in which A has been written in terms of the diagonal matrix of its

eigenvalues.2 Thus, A is said to be diagonalizable. This definition implies that the

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The method will be

that 1' runs from 1 to m. Then, to eliminate the term in the sum (2.25) which

contains 42,, (2.25) is multiplied from the left by A — 12. This multiplies each term

in ...

The method will be

**applied**by showing that a1 vanishes. To do this, it is assumedthat 1' runs from 1 to m. Then, to eliminate the term in the sum (2.25) which

contains 42,, (2.25) is multiplied from the left by A — 12. This multiplies each term

in ...

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2 the evaluation of functions of matrices was based on the following relation: If AS

= SA then f (A)S = Sf(A) This method was then

-1 existed and indeed ielded y f(A) = Sf(A)S" An alternate method of expressing ...

2 the evaluation of functions of matrices was based on the following relation: If AS

= SA then f (A)S = Sf(A) This method was then

**applied**to any matrix A for which S-1 existed and indeed ielded y f(A) = Sf(A)S" An alternate method of expressing ...

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