### Summary

Based on the author’s junior-level undergraduate course, this introductory
textbook is designed for a course in mathematical physics. Focusing on the
physics of oscillations and waves, *A Course in Mathematical Methods for
Physicists* helps students understand the mathematical techniques needed for
their future studies in physics. It takes a bottom-up approach that emphasizes
physical applications of the mathematics.

The book offers:

- A quick review of mathematical prerequisites, proceeding to applications of differential equations and linear algebra
- Classroom-tested explanations of complex and Fourier analysis for trigonometric and special functions
- Coverage of vector analysis and curvilinear coordinates for solving higher dimensional problems
- Sections on nonlinear dynamics, variational calculus, numerical
solutions of differential equations, and Green's functions

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