Course Code

P202

Credit

8

Prerequisite

- None -

Total Hours

42 Lectures + 14 Tutorials

Outcome of the Course

Provides training in basic mathematical methods needed in all areas of physics.

Approval

Syllabus

- Vector Calculus, curvilinear coordinates
- Linear vector spaces, linear operators in linear vector spaces, Hermitian, projection and Unitary operators, normal matrices and diagonalisation
- Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms
- 1st & 2nd order differential equations, power series solution, special functions (Hermite, Legendre, Bessel, Laguerre, hypergeometric)
- Partial differential equations, separation of variables

Reference Books

- Mathematical Methods in the physical sciences by M. L. Boas
- Mathematical Methods For Physicists by G. B. Arfken and H. J. Weber
- Mathematical Methods for Physics by H.W. Wyle
- Mathematical Methods of Physics by Mathews and Walker
- Mathematical Physics I and II by S.D. Joglekar
- Introduction to Mathematical Physics by C. Harper
- Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering by K. E. Riley, M. P. Hobson & S. J. Bence