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.
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
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.
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.
Exams will be held on
Midterm: Wednesday 28/04/2010
Final: Saturday 12/06/2010.
I wish you the best.