Physics 330   Mathematical Methods of Physics I

Instructor:  Savdeep Sethi

Textbooks:  Mathematical Methods of Physics  by Mathews & Walker

Location & Time: KPTC 105, MWF 11:30-12:20

Office Hours: W 4-5, RI 270 or the particle theory lounge.

Michael Seifert, RI 388, 2-7767

Course Outline:

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 of
topics that we will try to cover includes:

This information can also be found here.


Beyong the course text book, there are a number of other texts that might be worth perusing.

Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Weber

Complex Variables: Introduction and Applications by
Ablowitz and Fokas

Functions of a Complex Variable: Theory and Technique by Carrier, Krook and Pearson

Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson

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

For additional reading on linear algebra see (I would not be surprised if there are better

Linear Algebra Done Right by Sheldon Axler

Linear Algebra by Hoffman and Kunze

Linear Algebra by Shilov

I will add more references and links as the course progresses.

Problem Sets:

Assignment 1

Solutions 1

Assignment 2

Solutions 2

Assignment 3

Solutions 3

Assignment 4

Solutions 4

Assignment 5

Solutions 5

Assignment 6

Solutions 6