2017-2018 Catalog

PHYS 310 Mathematical Methods in Physics

Survey of the elements of advanced mathematical ideas and techniques typically used in physics. Physical examples and intuition will be emphasized throughout. Topics covered will include Div Grad and Curl; matrices tensors and groups; complex analysis Fourier series and integrals; boundary and initial value problems; and special topics as time permits. Includes one ninety-minute laboratory per week.


4 units


PHYS 117 and PHYS 120; and MATH 214 (may be taken concurrently with permission of instructor); by or permission of instructor

Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science