Mathematical Methods of Physics I
Location & Time: KPTC 103, WF
Grader: Michael Seifert, RI 388, 2-7767
This is a one quarter course
aimed at providing beginning graduate students
with a basic background in mathematical physics.
Mathematical physics is a vast and fascinating subject. A partial list
topics that we will try to cover includes:
This information can also be found here.
- Complex Analysis
- Special Functions
- Linear Algebra
- Sturm-Liouville systems
Beyong the course text book,
there are a number of other texts that might be worth perusing.
Methods for Physicists by
Arfken and Weber
Functions of a Complex Variable: Theory
and Technique by Carrier, Krook and Pearson
Classical Electrodynamics by
Tables of Integrals, Series, and
Products by Gradshteyn and Ryzhik
Advanced Mathematical Methods for
Scientists and Engineers by Bender and Orszag
Mathematical Methods in the Physical
Sciences by Boas
I will add more references and
links as the course progresses.