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PHYS306: Mathematical Methods of Physics I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Offering:

Typically Offered: Fall/Spring - Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

PHYS 272(H) or (PHYS 241 + PHYS252)
Co-requisite: Calc III (such as MA 261)

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Description:

Discussion of wide-ranging physics problems from mechanics, E&M, thermal, and modern physics with emphasis on reviews and introductions of mathematical methods and techniques that are essential in such discussion. Relevant mathematical methods include one- and multi-variable calculus, complex numbers and functions of a complex variable, and vector calculus. Intended primarily for sophomore physics majors.

Instructor(s):

Fischbach, Ephraim

Email:

ephraim@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Basic Training in Mathematics R. Shankar 2006 0-306-45036-4 Springer Required

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