# Physics 501: Mathematical Physics I

## Course Instructor (Fall 2018):
Steve
McMillan

Lectures: Disque 919, TuTh 9:30-10:50 am
Office: Disque 815
Phone: (215) 895-2709
e-mail: steve (at) physics.drexel.edu

- Course overview

The goal of this course is the application of classical
analytical methods to problems drawn from physics and elsewhere.
Emphasis will be placed on application of the methods studied to
partial and ordinary differential equations and to Fourier and
other special function expansions. Limited computational examples
will be included, although this course will not be specifically
aimed at computional techniques.
- Course syllabus
- 2018 lecture
schedule (detailed
course outline)
- Handy reference: Abramowitz and
Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions,
online
version
- Lecture 4 notes
- Here are the first
few Bessel functions (and here
is a Python script to draw them).
- Here are the first
few Legendre polynomials (and here
is a Python script to draw them).
- Here are the first
few Legendre functions
(and here is a Python script
to draw them).
- Slides used in class

- Lecture 5 slide
- Spherical
Harmonics and Coulomb Integrals
- Homeworks