MATHEMATICAL FORMULA HANDBOOK

This Mathematical Formaulae handbook has been prepared in response to a request from the Physics Consultative Committee, with the hope that it will be useful to those studying physics. It is to some extent modelled on a similar document issued by the Department of Engineering, but obviously reflects the particular interests of physicists. There was discussion as to whether it should also include physical formulae such as Maxwell’s equations, etc., but a decision was taken against this, partly on the grounds that the book would become unduly bulky, but mainly because, in its present form, clean copies can be made available to candidates in exams.There has been wide consultation among the staff about the contents of this document, but inevitably some users will seek in vain for a formula they feel strongly should be included. Please send suggestions for amendments to the Secretary of the Teaching Committee, and they will be considered for incorporation in the next edition. The Secretary will also be grateful to be informed of any (equally inevitable) errors which are found.This book was compiled by Dr John Shakeshaft and typeset originally by Fergus Gallagher, and currently byDr Dave Green, using the TEX typesetting package. Version 1.5 December 2005.