Fall 2008

Methods of Theoretical Physics

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-27


David S. Hall (Section 01)


The course will present the mathematical methods frequently used in theoretical physics. The physical context and interpretation will be emphasized. Topics covered will include vector calculus, complex numbers, ordinary differential equations (including series solutions), partial differential equations, functions of a complex variable, and linear algebra. Four class hours per week. Requisite: Mathematics 12 and Physics 17/24 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Hall.