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

Grader:

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:

- ODEs

- Complex Analysis
- Special Functions
- Linear Algebra

- PDEs

- Sturm-Liouville systems

References:

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

Complex Variables: Introduction and Applications by

Tables of Integrals, Series, and Products by Gradshteyn and Ryzhik

Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Boas

texts):

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