# Physics 502: Mathematical Physics II

## Course Instructor (Winter 2015):
Steve
McMillan

Lectures: MWF 10:00 - 10:50, Disque 919
Office: Disque 610
Phone: (215) 895-2723
e-mail: steve@physics.drexel.edu

- Course overview

This course is a continuation of PHYS 501. Its goal is the
integration of classical analytical methods with modern
computational techniques. Emphasis will be placed on
application of the methods studied to problems in physics and
elsewhere.
- Course syllabus
- Detailed course outline (2015 lecture schedule)
- Numerical Recipes in C, online
version
- Numerical Recipes (Fortran 77/90), online
version
- Another handy reference: Abramowitz and
Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions,
online
version
- Some (self-contained) numerical examples
- FFT diagrams
- Normal modes on a membrane
- Spherical
Harmonics and Coulomb Integrals
- Homeworks
- Additional material
- Notes (mostly based on Numerical Recipes) on
- Here are
C, C++,
and Python tridiagonal solvers
for use in the implicit and Crank-Nicholson diffusion
schemes.