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.

Course Information

Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PHY 151-152 or 171 and 283; MATH 233
Co-requisites: none
Semester(s) Offered: Spring
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Course Schedules
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MWF 11:15
HASA 113
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MWF 11:15
HASA 113
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MWF 11:15
HASA 113
MWF 11:15
HASA 113