Physics 330   Mathematical Methods of Physics I

Instructor:  Savdeep Sethi

Optional Textbook:  Mathematics for Physics  by Stone & Goldbart

Location & Time:  KPTC 103,  MW(F) 10:30-11:50

Office Hours: W 4:30-5:30

Kartik Prabhu, Office Hours F 3-4  in ACC 109

Final: Friday, Dec 12, 10:30-12:30 KPTC 103. 

Course Outline:

This is a one quarter course aimed at providing beginning graduate students
with a basic grounding in mathematics for 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.


Beyond the course textbook, there are a number of other texts that might be worth perusing.

Mathematical Methods of Physicists by Mathews and Walker

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

Midterm Solutions

Assignment 5

Solutions 5

Assignment 6

Solutions 6

Practice problems

Solutions for the Final