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Mathematical Physics Book Recommendation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best books for mathematical background? I want to learn contemporary mathematical physics, so that, for example, I can read Witten's latest paper without checking other ...
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Best calculus book for physics [duplicate]

Are spivak and apostol calculus book good even from a physics point of view for learning calculus? I have a basic understanding of calculus but want to learn in depth more physics and for this I ...
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Good math books for physicists [duplicate]

In his first lesson (transcripted in "Tips on Physics"), Feynman talks about math for physicists in a very cool and practical way. And at the end of the section he talks something like "so the first ...
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Which are the best introductory books for topology, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, manifolds, etc, needed for string theory? [duplicate]

Which are the best introductory books for topology, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, manifolds, etc, needed for string theory?
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Learning Roadmap to Mathematical Physics [duplicate]

Currently, I am a graduate student specializing in algebraic geometry. On the other hand, I have also become extremely interested in the mathematical physics. However, I am not sure what steps I ...
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Which are the best mathematical methods books for which topic for a physics undergrad? [duplicate]

I am a physics undergraduate and I would be glad if you share your opinion about which books are best for which topics in mathematical methods, from very basic to advanced. (Like you some say Tom ...
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Non-rigorous math books [duplicate]

I’m self-studying physics and mathematics out of interest and I am looking for some non-rigorous (text)books on mathematics. Perhaps one book covering all areas relevant to physics or separate books ...
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Advice on beginning self-learning physics from scratch [duplicate]

I am pursuing masters degree in computer applications. I have no formal Mathematics and Physics background but for masters degree entrance examination I have studied senior high school level ...
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Good book for learning about mathematical foundation of quantum physics [duplicate]

I've been trying to slog through Quantum Physics for Dummies, but can't even get past the first chapter. There's a lot of talk of Bras, Kets, and Hilbert spaces, but I feel I'm missing the ...
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Prequisite for the Feynman lectures? [duplicate]

It obviously requires single- and multi-variable calculus and linear algebra, but what else? And where do you suggest to get that background from?this isn't a duplicate because I'm for the math needed ...
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Mathematical books to become a successful mathematical physicists [duplicate]

My understanding of algebraic topology and Riemannian geometry come from Nakahara's Geometry, Topology, and Physics, which I do not think is sufficient. I am first year PhD student, and I want to do ...
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Books on representation theory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best books for mathematical background? I'm looking for a textbook on the group/representation theory for a student-physicist. The main questions of interest are ...
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Reference request for mathematical physics from an axiomatically rigorous perspective [duplicate]

Being a grad student in math, and a rather pedantic one indeed, I was unable to accept many of the things taught to me in undergrad physics courses. I am now trying to learn the applications of ...
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Are there some websites for self-learning of advanced mathematics? [duplicate]

Are there some websites for self-learining of advanced mathematics? For example there is perimeter scholars for self study of theoretical physics, but I haven't found some good websites providing ...
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Is there an easier guide or something to George Arfken's mathematical methods for physicists? [duplicate]

I'm doing bachelor's in Physics and in 3rd semester the professor introduced Mathematical methods with us, which seemed like a great book at first but by the time we started a chapter on Tensor ...

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