Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences - Mary L. Boas This was the recommended text for maths for my physics first Degree, as, it transpires, it is for many, many physics undergrads.

I didn't use it enough then but when I did I found it difficult. It felt like it didn't explain enough - which looking back means didn't have enough worked examples. It also covers an enormous amount of terrain for a single volume.

Now, i find it more useful - as a reference work. It probably isn't the best book for introducing the more advanced topics - they need whole books each - but for reminding oneself of forgotten but once understood topics? It can do that job.