Mathematical Physics for M.Sc. students

Course Outlines

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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.


Semester: 2nd 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 6ed edition, Elsevier academic press, (2005).


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

Prerequisite: Mathematical Physics I and II for undergraduate level.

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.

Grading System:

Homework                 10%

Midterm                     30%

Final                            60%

Exams will be held on
Midterm: Wednesday 28/04/2010
Final: Saturday 12/06/2010.

I wish you the best.