Mathematical Methods of Physics
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PHYS 017. Mathematical Methods of Physics


A half-semester survey of mathematical techniques useful in physics. Topics include eigenvalue problems, Fourier analysis, solutions to ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, the theory of residues, and numerical methods.
Prerequisite: linear algebra (MATH 027 , MATH 028 , or MATH 028S ); corequisite: multivariable calculus (MATH 033 , MATH 034 , or MATH 035 ).
Includes a weekly numerical laboratory.
0.5 credit.
Spring 2018. Graves.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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