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Mathematical Physics

PHYS 565
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

Historically, physics and mathematics are closely related. Physics uses powerful tools developed by mathematicians, while physicists, investigating the actually existing universe, provide mathematicians with new concepts and ideas to explore. This way, many mathematical techniques, and even entire areas of mathematics, developed from the need to solve certain real-life problems posed by physical reality. The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of the powerful array of mathematical tools available for the solution of physical problems. Starting with the presentation of tools of complex analysis, we will apply them to the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. We will encounter Fourier and Laplace transforms and will study the Green's function method for the solution of bound and scattering problems. We will also look into the elements of Group Theory and apply it to angular momentum in quantum many-body systems.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: MATH222 AND MATH223 AND PHYS313 AND PHYS315 AND PHYS324
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on DEC-11-2017
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