COURSE TIME:
MW 11:30 am - 12:50 pm.
COURSE LOCATION:
Physics 185.
INSTRUCTOR:
Richard Scalettar
OFFICE:
Physics-Geology 409.
OFFICE HOURS:
M,W 1:00-2:00 pm; or by appointment.
PROBLEM SESSION:
Fridays, 2:00-3:00 pm, Physics 185
For the analytic parts of homework assignments.
Attendence is optional.
COMPUTER PROBLEM SESSIONS:
Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm, Physics 106
For the programming parts of homework assignments.
Attendence is optional.
Homework problems will be mostly analytic, but 1-2 programming problems
wil be assigned each week. If you do not know a
programming language, you should consider attending the first
few computer problem sessions where an introduction to
the physics computer lab machines (linux OS) and C programming
will be presented.
GRADING:
Homework 60%:
7 or 8 assignments roughly once per week.
Midterm Exam 15%:
Wednesday Oct. 27, in class
Final Exam 25%:
Thursday Dec. 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
TEACHING ASSISTANT:
Dave Cone
OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm, room 404
TEXT:
"Mathematics for Physics, A Guided Tour for Graduate Students", Stone and
Goldbart
(TENTATIVE) SYLLABUS:
Stone and Goldbart Chapter 1: Calculus of Variations
Stone and Goldbart Appendix A: Linear Algebra Review
(We will considerably expand the Linear Algebra Discussion)
Stone and Goldbart Chapter 2: Function Spaces
(We will expand the discussion of Legendre and Hermite Polynomials
Stone and Goldbart Chapter 3: Linear Ordinary Differential Equations
Stone and Goldbart Appendix B: Fourier Series and Integrals
Stone and Goldbart Chapter 6: Partial Differential Equations
Stone and Goldbart Chapter 4: Linear Differential Operators
LECTURE NOTES
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
THE WAYS OF THE LATEX SENSEI
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS