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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS306 — Fall 2023

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

Typically Offered: Fall/Spring - Credits: 3

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



Textbook(s) for Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Basic Training in Mathematics R. Shankar 9780306450365 Springer Science and Business Media Optional

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