PHYS2611 Mathematical Methods in Physics (2013/14)
20 lectures + 3 workshops in Michaelmas Term
Syllabus: Vector algebra, Matrices and vector spaces, Vector calculus, Line and surface integrals, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms.
18 lectures + 3 workshops in Epiphany Term
Required: Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, A Comprehensive Guide, K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson and S. J. Bonce (CUP, 3rd Ed.)
Syllabus: Higher order ODEs, Series solutions of ODEs, PDEs: general and particular solutions, PDEs: separation of variables, Special functions.
2 lectures in Easter Term, one by each lecturer
Lectures: 2 one-hour lectures per week.
Workshops: These provide an opportunity to work through and digest the course material by attempting exercises and assignments assisted by direct interaction with the lecturers and workshop leaders. Students will be divided into four groups, each of which will attend one one-hour class every three weeks.
Problem exercises: http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/problems/