Fall 2018 not offered
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
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 real-life problems posed by physical reality. The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of the powerful array of mathematical tools available for the solution of physical problems. Starting with the presentation of tools of complex analysis, 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 many-body systems.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: MATH222 AND MATH223 AND PHYS313 AND PHYS315 AND PHYS324
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)
There is no required textbook for this course; all material will come from the lecture. The reference for much of the presented material will be: Arfken, Weber, Harris, MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS.
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Exceptionally well-prepared undergraduates may register with permission of instructor.