Spring 2012 not offered
Much of mathematical physics has grown from the need to solve ordinary and partial differential equations. The course will emphasize certain techniques that are employed for this purpose, including complex analysis and Fourier and Laplace transforms. We will also introduce the notion of Green's function and apply them for the solution of differential equations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: MATH222 AND (MATH221 OR MATH223)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)
There are many good textbooks related with the topic of the course. Below we give some suggested textbooks:
1)Mathematical Methods for Physicists,
G. B. Arfken and H. J. Weber,
2)Mathematical Methods of Physics,
J. Mathews and R. L. Walker,
(W. A. Benjamin, INC, New York, New York).
3)Complex Variables and Applications,
R. V. Churchill, J. W. Brown and R. F. Verkey,
(New York: McGraw-Hill).
|Examination and Assignments: |
Middle and final exam, weekly exercises
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Open to qualified juniors and seniors (by permission) as well as to graduate students. PHYS565 has the following prerequisites: PHYS213 (Waves and Oscillations), MATH222 (Multivariable Calculus), MATH223 (Linear Algebra), PHYS313 (Classical Dynamics), PHYS315 (Quantum Mechanics II) and PHYS324 (Electricity and Magnetism).
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