Item description for Graduate Mathematical Physics, With MATHEMATICA Supplements + CD by James J. Kelly...
This up-to-date textbook on mathematical methods of physics is designed for a one-semester graduate or two-semester advanced undergraduate course. The formal methods are supplemented by applications that use MATHEMATICA to perform both symbolic and numerical calculations.
The book is written by a physicist lecturer who knows the difficulties involved in applying mathematics to real problems. As many as 40 exercises are included at the end of each chapter. A student CD includes a basic introduction to MATHEMATICA, notebook files for each chapter, and solutions to selected exercises.
Free solutions manual available for lecturers at email@example.com.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.08 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2007
ISBN 3527406379 ISBN13 9783527406371
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More About James J. Kelly
James Kelly received his BS from CalTech in 1977 and his PhD from MIT in 1981. He was an Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland in 1984, where he is currently a Professor. His research is primarily in experimental nuclear physics, where he is expert in data analysis and simulation, but he also often performs the calculations required to test theoretical models. His most recent topic is the electromagnetic structure of the nucleon and its low-lying excited states.
James J. Kelly has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Maryland, USA.
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treat primarily for its Mathematica examples Jul 6, 2007
If you are a physics graduate student, with a preference for computational topics, then Kelly's book can be a useful guide. Especially if you also plan on using Mathematica. There is no shortage of general texts on the latter, including from Wolfram Research itself. But at the graduate physics level, your needs tend to be far more specialised.
Now, strictly speaking, Kelly's book is primarily about various maths topics that physicists use. With the sections on Mathematica secondary. But I found little to distinguish this from other "pure" texts on mathematical physics. Nothing wrong with it, per se. However, what seems to differentiate this book from others are those sections showing how to use Mathematica in exotic ways. Perhaps this is how you should also treat it?