2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    May 16, 2021  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 205 - Mathematical Methods of Physics


A one-semester introduction to the mathematical methods of physics, with an emphasis on applications and how these methods are used to approach various problems. The course will cover topics such as ordinary differential equations, complex numbers and Euler’s equation, linear systems, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, computational techniques, series expansions, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, vector differentiation, divergence and curl, integration methods and multi-dimensional integrals. These topics will be brought to bear on physical problems such as the damped and driven oscillator, coupled oscillators, electric dipoles, beat frequencies, electromagnetic waves and electrostatic boundary-value problems.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Fall semester only

Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: MATH 163   with a grade of C- or higher.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: PHYS 202, 203 & 204


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