Physics 5340

Methods of Theoretic Physics

Fall 2009

MWF 10:30-11:20

Bela Fejer






Functions of Complex Variables (Chapter 24)

Fourier Series and Integral Transforms (Chapters 12-13)

Matrices and Vector Spaces (Chapter 8)

Review of Ordinary Differential Equations (Chapters 14-16)

Eigenfunctions, Eigenvalues, Green's Functions  (Chapter 17)

Special Functions (Chapter 18)

Partial Differential Equations (Chapter 20-21

Calculus of Variations (Chapter 22)



Midterms  50%

Final 40%

Homework 10%

Textbook:  Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, by K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, and S.J. Bence, Cambridge Univ. Press.

Additional Useful Books:  There is a large number of very useful reference books such as:

Mathematical Methods of Physics by J. Mathews and R.L Walker, Addison-Wesley.

Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Science Students by G. Stephenson and P.M. Radmore. Cambridge University Press.


Mathematical Methods for Physicists by G. Arfken and H. Weber, Academic Press.


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