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I am currently taking Mathematical methods in physics at my university.

At what level? Does the course has assigned or recommended texts?

At the most introductory level there is Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students by R. Shankar,

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0306450356/?tag=pfamazon01-20.

I, too, recommend https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471198269/?tag=pfamazon01-20 by Boas, which is a standard text for junior-level mathematical method courses. I wasn't very familiar with this book until I used as the text for a course that I taught a few years ago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0120598760/?tag=pfamazon01-20 by Arfken and Weber is a standard text for grad-level (or possibly senior-level) mathematical methods courses.

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At what level? Does the course has assigned or recommended texts?

At the most introductory level there is Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students by R. Shankar,

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0306450356/?tag=pfamazon01-20.

I, too, recommend https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471198269/?tag=pfamazon01-20 by Boas, which is a standard text for junior-level mathematical method courses. I wasn't very familiar with this book until I used as the text for a course that I taught a few years ago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0120598760/?tag=pfamazon01-20 by Arfken and Weber is a standard text for grad-level (or possibly senior-level) mathematical methods courses.

Thanks. The course is taken over 3 semesters. One is at the end of you sophomore year (spring), and the other is in the beginning of your junior year (fall). There is a "tutorial" that was put together by a Professor Emeritus of Physics at my university. I believe the course is 7-8 years old by now. I can give you the table of contents for the first and second semesters.

1st:

Complex Arithmetic

FODEs

SOLDEs

"Trigg" Functions

Vector Algebra and intro to Matrices

Matrix theory

Orthogonal functions and Fourier Series

One-Dimenisonal Wave Equation

2nd half:

Vector Calculus

The delta function

Fourier Transforms

PDEs

Bessel Functions

Legendre Polynomials

Associated Legendre functions and spherical harmonics

Sturm-Liouville Theory and Orthogonal Functions

Analytic Function theory

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