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Physics 516: Mathematical Methods


Course Outline

Basics: Complex variables, introduction to numerics

Ordinary differential equations

Series and summation

Integral evaluation and numerical integration

Dispersion relations

Integral transforms

Matrices: Vectors, matrix numerics

Special functions

Partial differential equations: Boundary value problems, numerical solutions, eigenfunctions

Integral equations



Lectures T Th 2:30 - 3:50 PM

Homework (65%)

Term exam (15%)

Final paper (20%)

Text: George Arfken and Hans Weber, Mathematical methods for physicists


All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.