## Course Outlines

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# ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA

# Department of Physics

Mathematical Physics (Phys 6311)

**Instructor: Dr. Sofyan A. Taya (Assistant Professor of Physics)**

Office: B *303* Phone: 2823311 ext 2620

## Office Hours: Sat., Sun., and Mon. 10-11, or by appointment.

Email.: staya@iugaza.edu.ps

### Semester: 2^{nd} Semester (Spring) 2009/2010

**Total Credits: **3 credit hours.

**Class meeting:** Male: Sat 13:00 – 16:00

Female: Sun 13:00 – 16:00

##### Course Outlines

Partial differential equations, Bessel functions, Legendre functions, Spherical harmonics, Special functions (Hermite functions, Laguerre functions, Chebyshev functions), calculus of variations, Vector space, Tensor analysis,.

**Textbook: **George B. Arfken and Hans J. Weber, Mathematical Methods for Physicists 6^{ed} edition, Elsevier academic press, (2005).

**References:**

M. Boas, Mathematical methods in the physical sciences, 2^{nd} edition.

**Prerequisite:** Mathematical Physics I and II for undergraduate level.

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**Course Aims:**

This course is intended to provide the students with the mathematics they need for advanced Physics 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.

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**Grading System:**

Homework 10%

Midterm 30%

Final 60%

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##### Exams will be held on

##### Midterm: Wednesday 28/04/2010

##### Final: Saturday 12/06/2010.

I wish you the best.