I'm looking for texts on mathematical physics. I've seen various other threads, but the texts recommended in those threads were mathematical methods of theoretical physics texts, that is to say those texts focused on the math methods useful for physicists and assumed the applications of those methods would be covered in some other text. What I'm looking for is a book which introduces some math and then looks at its applications (back and forth) rather than a text which just goes over some math. (Example of books which are NOT what I'm looking for: Mathematics for physicists by Dennery, Math methods for physicists by Weber and Arfken etc)
I've taken courses in multi-variable calc, linear algebra, real analysis, and I'm currently taking a course in abstract algebra. But so far I've only seen applications of multi-variable to physics. I'm looking for books which look at the applications of the other subjects mentioned above to physics, of course books which cover subjects beyond those mentioned are also welcome.
So far I'm liking the flavor of the text "A Course in Modern Mathematical Physics" by Szekeres, but I'd prefer a text which got to the physics side of things more quickly (in the Szekeres text the first eight chapters are strictly on pure math).
After some amazon searching it looks like Theoretical Physics by Joos, Mathematical Physics by Henzel, and Physical Mathematics by Cahill may be good bets?