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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PDE and Analysis Reference Request From Small College Grad [duplicate]

I am in my final semester graduating from a liberal arts college (physics/math major) and intend to study high-energy theory in graduate school. Coming from a smaller college I have not had the ...
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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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Book for multivariable calculus [duplicate]

Hi I want to start learning multi variable calculus specifically for learning electrodynamics. What are some good text books?
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Can someone help me to do the math? [duplicate]

This might seems off topic or something, but I am a middle school student and i'm really into Quantum Field Theory and String theory and every video on youtube or article on the internet shows only ...
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Advice needed on learning maths oneself [duplicate]

I am a master's student in physics trying to learn maths on my own. My classes workload is heavy and the schedule is very hectic due to which I don't get time to do mathematics. I have done Linear ...
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Which books or content should I prefer to understand particle physics operator and representations [duplicate]

I am just a intermediate passout and I want to know which books should I prefer for learning the mathematics of particle physics level like the different representation, operation like Hamiltonian, ...
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Book recommendations [closed]

Every once in a while, we get a question asking for a book or other educational reference on a particular topic at a particular level. This is a meta-question that collects all those links together. ...
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Books that every physicist should read

Inspired by How should a physics student study mathematics? and in the same vein as Best books for mathematical background?, although in a more general fashion, I'd like to know if anyone is ...
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Supersymmetry algebra

Let the $i=x,y,z$ components of the angular momentum have the commutation relations with the supersymmetry generators (also called supercharges?) $Q_a$ ($a = \pm \frac{1}{2}$) as, $[J_i , Q_a] = -\...
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Level of calculus required for physics [closed]

First time for me here so kindly let me know if I violate the rules - especially if this is a duplicate. After reading the page how to become a good theoretical phycist, I started a serious revision ...
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Mathematical physics text with plenty of applications

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 ...
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Linear Algebra For Physicists (Book Recommendations) [duplicate]

I am aware that there are plenty of questions regarding book recommendations, however, I have not found one that fully matches what I intend to ask. I have provided a list of links to some similar ...
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Suggestions on a particular arXiv publication on math needed for theoretical physicists [closed]

I'm going to start my PhD in a year and I'll be taking a gap year doing other stuff. But I also wanted to fill in the gaps in my math knowledge and I came across an arXiv publication called "...
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Calculus/Vector Calculus and so on in special relativity book recommandation

I want to learn calculus 1,2,3 vector calculus, analysis and so on in special relativity. But I never found a good and clear book/source on it. Can someone recommend an easy book or internet source on ...
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Literature request for books / review papers on gravitation, gauge theories and related mathematics [duplicate]

Similar to this reference, are there more such references / works [including textbooks] available in the literature? (A list would be greatly welcomed and appreciated.)
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Solution set: Mathetmatical Methods For Physics [closed]

Recently, I had a good start with H.W. Wyld on mathematical methods for Physics and now looking forward to ask whether is there any solutions available for the problems given at the end of each ...

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