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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS600 — Fall 2023

PHYS600: Methods of Theoretical Physics I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Fall, Summer, Cr. 3

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PHYS 600 is designed to provide first-year graduate students with the mathematical background for subsequent studies of advanced mechanics, electrodynamics, and quantum theory. Topics treated include functions of complex variable, ordinary and partial differential equations, eigenvalue problems and orthogonal functions. Green functions, matrix theory, and tensor analysis in three and four dimensions.



Textbook(s) for Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Mathematical Methods for Physicists George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris 9780123846549 Academic Press Optional

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