Physics
5340

Methods
of Theoretic Physics

Fall
2009

MWF
10:30-11:20

Bela
Fejer

**Syllabus**

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)

**Grading:**

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.

Any student with a disability who requires accommodation must
contact the instructor. The disability must be documented by the Disability
Center. Course material may be requested in alternative formats.