Mathematical Physics
PHYS 565
Fall 2015
 Section:
01

Historically, physics and mathematics are closely related. Physics uses powerful tools developed by mathematicians, while physicists, investigating the actually existing universe, provide mathematicians with new concepts and ideas to explore. This way, many mathematical techniques, and even entire areas of mathematics, developed from the need to solve certain reallife problems posed by physical reality. The purpose of this course is to give you an overview of the powerful array of mathematical tools available for the solution of physical problems. Starting with special functions, we will apply them to the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. We will encounter Fourier and Laplace transforms and will study the Green's function method for the solution of bound and scattering problems. We will also look into the elements of Group theory and apply it to angular momentum in quantum manybody systems. 
Credit: 1 
Gen Ed Area Dept:
None 
Course Format: Lecture  Grading Mode: Graded 
Level: GRAD 
Prerequisites: MATH222 AND MATH223 AND PHYS313 AND PHYS315 AND PHYS324 

Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEAMN) 

Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above 
SECTION 01 
Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
H. W. Wyld, MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS, Westview Press; 2nd edition (March 31, 1999) ISBN10: 0738201251 ISBN13: 978078201252

Examination and Assignments: TBA 
Additional Requirements and/or Comments: Exceptionally wellprepared undergraduates may register with permission of instructor. 
Instructor(s): Truitt,Patrick Andrew Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM11:50AM; Location: SCIE216; 
Total Enrollment Limit: 19   SR major: 0  JR major: 0   
Seats Available: 8  GRAD: 19  SR nonmajor: 0  JR nonmajor: 0  SO: 0  FR: 0 
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