Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

This book of mine was first published in 1962, and I used it as a text for a first-year graduate level course in mathematical methods at the University of Illinois. It went out of print in 1975, and was republished in 1978 by Dover Publications, as a paperback. In the spring of 2006 it will again be available from Dover, and an appropriate link to their website for purchase will be available here when it is ready. In the meantime you can download the entire book from this page, at no cost. It is a 282 page book, and what is offered here is a complete Acrobat file, of about 5.5 Mb.

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