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PHYS 346. Mathematical Methods for Physics

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Applications of matrix methods to linear physical systems; applications of vector calculus to 3-dimensional physical systems. The method of series solutions applied to physical wave equations, applications of complex numbers and of Fourier and Laplace transforms.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Simplify and manipulate complex numbers, including expressions involving elementary functions of complex variables.
2. Use and explain the physical meaning of divergence, gradient, and curl.
3. Use series solution methods to solve ordinary differential equations.
4. Apply methods of partial differential equations to solve physics and applied physics problems.

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