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"As to a comparison with other books of the same ilk, well, in all honesty, there are none. No other text on methods of mathematical physics is as comprehensive and as complete...I encourage the students to keep their copies as they will need it and will find it an invaluable reference resource in later studies and research."
- Tristan Hubsch, Howard University
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Shipping was very fast. I saved a lot of money buying this textbook online. The book arrived quickly and in brand new condition, not a mark on it. Highly recommended!Published on Aug. 29 2012 by mclame
I borrowed this book from the univerity library and now I am buying it because it has almost all math topics which a physics or engineering undergrad level student needs. Read morePublished on July 20 2004
I am convinced that the author of this book has made the assumption that the reader has had pretty significant exposure to most of this already. Read morePublished on May 29 2004
I used this book in a Math Methods 1st year Graduate Physics course, and I dont think I really learned anything from it. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by C. Bradley
I have had the misfortune to teach from several editions of this pathetic textbook. The later printings of the 3d edition, by Arfken alone, were quite free of mistakes and of... Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by Kevin Cahill
I noticed that most student reviews seemed to disparage this book as a textbook, so I am writing this to provide an alternative veiwpoint. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Alexander A. Kane
Great for reference, TERRIBLE to learn from. I am trying to use this required text in a course that is not teaching the student ANYTHING. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2003
Long and short of it is that the book touches on so many subjects that it really doesn't spend enough time on any one. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003
We had to use this book in our graduate physics course 10 years ago. I did not like it, because it lacks rigor. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003