## Elementare Rechenmethoden der Physik

*Elementary Mathematical Methods for Physics*

Eine Vorlesung an der TU
Dresden, Wintersemester 1996/97

*Lectures at Dresden University of Technology, winter 1996/97*

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### Abstract

*Instructor*
- Jochen Rau
*Audience*
- beginning physics students
*Goal*
- to provide the mathematical tools needed for the subsequent course
on theoretical physics
*Keywords*
- basic concepts and terminology (numbers, sequences and series, convergence,
functions); analysis (differentiation, integration, Taylor expansion, Fourier
expansion, integral transforms); simple differential equations; linear
algebra (vectors, matrices); geometry (manifolds, coordinates, fields);
elements of vector analysis
*Length*
- 15 lectures (a` 90 min.) + 10 problems sets (homework)
*Questions & Comments*
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the course (in German).

### Literature

- G. Arfken,
*Mathematical Methods for Physicists*, Academic Press
- L. Lyons,
*All you wanted to know about mathematics but were afraid
to ask*, Cambridge University Press
- I. N. Bronstein und K. A. Semendjajew,
*Taschenbuch der Mathematik*,
Verlag Harri Deutsch
- H. Stöcker (Hrsg.),
*Taschenbuch mathematischer Formeln und
moderner Verfahren*, Verlag Harri Deutsch (available online)