Mathematical Physics II


Course Oultlines  


    Homework 1                Homework 2              Homework 3 

    Homework 4                   Homework 5              Homework 6 

    Homework 7                Homework 8              Homewrok 9 




Department of Physics


Mathematical Physics II 

(Phys 3373)


Instructor: Dr. Sofyan A. Taya (Ph.D. Theoretical Physics-Optoelectronics)

Office: B 303 

Office Hours: Sat. Mon. 10-11, Sun. 10-11



Semester: 1st Semester 2009/2010

Total Credits: 3 credit hours.  

Prerequisite: PHYS 3372 


Course Outlines

Series solution of the 2nd order differential equations, Bessel functions, Legendre functions, Associated Legendre functions, Spherical harmonics, Hermite functions, Laguerre functions, Chebyshev functions, hypergeometric functions, Gamma & beta functions, Fourier series, Partial differential equations, Calculus of variations, Tensors.  


Textbook: K.F. RILEY, M.P. HOBSON and S. J. BENCE, Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, 3rd edition 



1-     G. Stephenson, Mathematical methods for science students, 2nd edition. 

2-     G. Arfken, Mathematical methods for physicists, 5th edition. 

3-     M. Boas, Mathematical methods in the physical sciences, 2nd edition. 


Course Aims: 

This course is intended to provide the students with the mathematics they need for advanced undergraduate courses such as Electromagnetic Theory and Quantum Mechanics. It is also intended to develop a strong mathematical background for those who will pursue their study in the field of theoretical physics.  


Grading System:  

Homework                 10% 

2 Midterms                30% 

Report                        10% 

Final                            50% 


Final exam will be held on Wednesday 27/01/2010 (9-11).