Physics 501: Mathematical Physics I

Fall 2018




[Figures following each major topic indicate the approximate number of lecture hours devoted to it.]

  1. Introduction and course overview [0.5]

  2. Partial differential equations [5.5]   (Riley & Hobson Chapters 10, 11)
  3. Ordinary differential equations [4.5]   (Riley & Hobson, Chapters 4, 7, 8)
  4. Fourier series [1.5]   (Riley & Hobson, Chapter 4)
  5. Bessel Functions [1.5]   (Riley & Hobson Sections 9.5, 9.6)
    ^^^^^^^^^^   (Mid-term coverage)   ^^^^^^^^^^

  6. Legendre Functions [3]   (Riley & Hobson Sections 9.1 - 9.3)