CDN$ 126.95
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Mathematical Methods for ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering: A Comprehensive Guide Paperback – Mar 13 2006

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
CDN$ 9,371.36
"Please retry"
CDN$ 126.95
CDN$ 72.78 CDN$ 49.91

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering: A Comprehensive Guide
  • +
  • Student Solution Manual for Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Third Edition
Total price: CDN$ 172.90
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle best deals, today only Kindle best deals

Product Details

  • Paperback: 1359 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (March 13 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521679710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521679718
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 5.6 x 24.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description


From reviews of previous editions: '...a great scientific textbook. It is a tour de force ... to write mathematical sections that are both complete and at an appropriate academic level. The authors have clearly succeeded in this challenge, making this a remarkable pedagogical book ... The choice of exercises is excellent and possibly the best feature of the book. In summary, this textbook is a great reference at undergraduate levels, particularly for those who like to teach or learn using lots of examples and exercises.' R. Botet, European Journal of Physics

'... the book provides scientists who need to use the tool of mathematics for practical purposes with a single, comprehensive book. I recommend this book not only to students in physics and engineering sciences, but also to students in other fields of natural sciences.' P. Steward, Optik

'... suitable as a textbook for undergraduate use ... this is a book that in view of its content and its modest softcover price, will find its way on to many bookshelves.' Nigel Steele, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'Riley et al. has clear, thorough and straightforward explanations of the subjects treated. It rigorously adopts a three-stage approach throughout the book: first a heuristic, intuitive introduction, then a formal treatment, and finally one or two examples. This consistent presentation, the layout, and the print quality make the book most attractive ... and value for money. It contains a thousand pages, there are plenty of exercises with each chapter.' J. M. Thijssen, European Journal of Physics

This is a valuable book with great potential use in present-day university physics courses. Furthermore, the book will be useful for graduate too, and researchers will find it useful for looking up material which they have forgotten since their undergraduate days.' J. M. Thijssen, European Journal of Physics

'This textbook is a well-written, modern, comprehensive, and complete collection of topics in mathematical methods ranging from a review of differential and integral calculus to group and representation theory, probability, the calculus of variations, and tensors.' Science Books and Films

'This is a very comprehensive textbook suitable for most students enrolling on undergraduate degree courses in engineering. It contains 31 stand-alone chapters of mathematical methods which enable the students to understand the principles of the basic mathematical techniques and the authors have produced a clear, thorough and straightforward explanation of each subject. ... finding a single textbook which covers the engineering student's need throughout their entire course is by no means an easy task. I believe the authors have achieved it ... complete fully worked solutions ... which I think is a useful asset for both students and lecturers.' Civil Engineering

' ... this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics ever likely to be needed for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics covered and many worked examples, it contains more than 800 exercises.' L'enseignement mathematique

Book Description

This highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook teaches all the mathematics for undergraduate courses in the physical sciences. Containing over 800 exercises, half come with hints and answers and, in a separate manual, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises are intended for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Well laid out book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.4 out of 5 stars 25 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific book, one phywical problem with binding (a chapter ... Oct. 8 2016
By pounding on the keyboard - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Terrific book, one phywical problem with binding (a chapter was glued in upside down) but very clear exposition. Excellent review for applied math, machine learning, EE, physics students
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive AND NOT Comprehensible for beginners April 5 2009
By Muddler - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am a graduate student in Biochemistry with a bachelors in applied math and I wanted to go back and review a lot of math techniques before I totally forgot them. So I started looking at my old math texts and saw that for what I wanted, many of them were far to dense for a quick review.

So I started searching Amazon and purchased this text along with both of Stroud's texts and I am glad I did. Stroud's texts provide easy to follow examples while Riley's text provides a more rigorous concise presentation of the topics. I find myself reading Riley's text first and if I can not quite understand the topic, I then go to Stroud's for some easier to follow examples. Fortunately, they include many of the same topics.

Thus in my opinion, Riley's is a great text as a reference and for reviewing a topic if you are a little rusty. It is not a good text if you are trying to learn something for the first time or for self study.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource and good for self study Sept. 28 2009
By got2ske - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I felt that in my undergraduate Chemistry education, I didn't receive enough mathematical training. As I start graduate school, this book has been helpful in seeing the bigger picture of important mathematical concepts and tools. One can really learn a lot if you take the time to read the chapters AND do the problems. It is, in my opinion, a great resource if you need a refresher on some topic, although (as the authors note) not everything can be covered in detail.

My only personal wish is that there was more visual, esp. graphical, content to accompany the concepts. As a visual learner this approach really helps me. The early chapters do well, but figures become sparse in later chapters. Other than that an excellent book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mathematical Methods book Jan. 19 2008
By Sotirios Mamalis - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very good book. Wide range of contents and written in British style, which may seem strange to some.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource to have May 10 2011
By jesterzgurl - Published on
Format: Paperback
I can't say enough good things about this wonderful book! It is an excellent resource as a reference for mathematical concepts that are commonly employed within the sciences and engineering. One caveat that others have pointed out is that the book does not go in esoteric detail and does not weigh heavily on the theoretical aspects of the material, and while this is true, it does not detract from the substance of the book. It still makes an excellent educational and reference resource and I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to add to their scientific and mathematical library.