## 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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2.1, x(t) as given by (1.21) will be found to

2.1, x(t) as given by (1.21) will be found to

**satisfy**(1.19). 1 The x, could just as well have been taken to form a 1 X n matrix or n-row. Indeed, some authors prefer the alternate choice. With this alternate choice ... Página 22

a) it From (2.5) it follows that f(A)“ =f (1):: (2.8) The result given in (2.8), which holds for any u which is an eigencolumn of A [i.e. , any u

a) it From (2.5) it follows that f(A)“ =f (1):: (2.8) The result given in (2.8), which holds for any u which is an eigencolumn of A [i.e. , any u

**satisfying**(2.7)], and for any f with convergent-power-series expansion, will be the basis ... Página 27

Hence, before a solution to (2.23) can exist, it is necessary that the eigenvalue be so chosen as to

Hence, before a solution to (2.23) can exist, it is necessary that the eigenvalue be so chosen as to

**satisfy**(2.24). This determinantal equation is called the characteristic equation for the matrix A. Sometimes it is known as the ... Página 28

As such, the characteristic equation is

As such, the characteristic equation is

**satisfied**by n values of 11, some of which may be multiple roots. To summarize, the eigenvalues of an n X n square matrix A are found as the roots of the characteristic equation of A as given in ... Página 34

To obtain the equations

To obtain the equations

**satisfied**by y and z, the two Eqs. (1.4) are added and subtracted to yield m§+kz=0 mi+(k—2ko)Y=0 2.8 The Steady-state Solution As was seen in Sec. 1.1, one is sometimes concerned with the solution of Au = f ...### Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

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