Introduction to Mathematical Physics

Introduction to Mathematical Physics
Partial differential equations, classical field equations, algebra of complex variables, Fourier analysis, integral transforms, and orthogonal functions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMATH 303 & PHSCS 230; or MATH 334 & PHSCS 230
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 318
Course Outcomes

Partial Differential Equations

Solve partial differential equations in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates using separation of variables and expansions in orthogonal functions. Apply boundary conditions appropriate for physical systems.

Complex Numbers

Perform algebraic computations involving complex numbers and functions.

Special Functions

Use the properties (such as recursion relations, derivative relationships, and orthogonality conditions) of various special functions, including trigonometric functions, Bessel functions, and Legendre polynomials to solve problems involving those functions.

Fourier Analysis

Use Fourier series and transforms to expand functions and solve partial differential equations on appropriate domains.