Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

Course Description:
Physics 2400 (Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences) provides an overview of complex variables, integral transformations, ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions with applications to various physics problems. The course introduces computerized typesetting (as used by physicists and mathematicians for professional publications) and Computer Algebra Systems (as analytic calculators).
TuTh 3:30 PM — 4:45 PM in M407, Math Building
Computer Lab:
Physics Computer Lab P122, time to be arranged
Course Webpage:
Michael Rozman
phone:860 486 5827
office:P327, Physics Building
office hours:TuTh 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM in M407, and/or by appointment
Course Assistant:
Jeremy Stromer
office:P401, Physics Building
office hours:Mo 9 AM – 10 AM, We Noon – 1 PM in P122 Physics Computer Lab
Hung Cheng, Advanced Analytic Methods in Applied Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Luban Press, 2006
Other books (worth knowing/owning):
Email to is the preferred method to contact the instructor. Please include the tag “[phys2400]” (without quotes, no spaces) in the subject of your email, e.g. “[phys2400] midterm II retake”.
Weekly homework assignments

Assignments that are hard to understand are also hard to grade properly, therefore: (a) use words and pictures to supplement your equations; (b) work must progress linearly down the page – recopy solutions that are too nonlinear.

Some reminders about minimum requirements for acceptable written assignments:

Highly recommended: make copies of homework assignments for your own files. (A copy machine is in the main physics office.)

Honors conversion:
Students interested in honors conversion should contact the instructor during the first week of classes.
Two lecture-hour midterm exams and a cumulative final exam
Course project:
Hand in one of the homework assignment written in LATEX. (Not required for non-(physics/mathematics) students.)
Grading scheme:

The course grade will be calculated using the following scheme.

Final exam20%

This document was translated from LATEX by HEVEA.