PHY-282: Techniques of Theoretical Physics

Infinite series, power series; Complex numbers (Application to impedance of circuits); Linear equations; Vectors; Matrices; Transformation of coordinates (Application to special relativity); Partial derivatives; Gradient of a scalar field; Constraints, Lagrange multipliers; Multiple integrals (Application to center of mass and moment of inertia); Cylindrical and spherical coordinates; Transformation of variables, Jacobians; Vector algebra; Vector calculus; Divergence and curl of a vector field; Line integrals (Application to work and EMF); Gauss' law; Stokes' theorem; Fourier series.
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
PHY 151-152 or 171 and 283; MATH 233
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Spring 2017
1
Anthony Dinsmore
MWF 11:15-12:05pm
HASA 124
Spring 2016
1
Anthony Dinsmore
MWF 11:15-12:05
HASA 124
Spring 2015 Anthony Dinsmore
MWF 11:15-12:05
HAS 124
Spring 2014
1
Anthony Dinsmore
MWF 11:15
MORR 2 222
Spring 2013
1
Nikolai Prokof'ev
MWF 11:15
HASA 113
Spring 2012
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 11:15
HASA 113
Spring 2011
1
Christian Santangelo
MWF 11:15
HASA 113
Spring 2010 Boris Svistunov
MWF 11:15
HASA 113
Spring 2009
1
Nikolai Prokof'ev
MWF 11:15
HASA 113
Spring 2008
1
Boris Svistunov
MWF 11:15
HASA 113