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Mathematics & Statistics

MATH 3C03, Fall 2017

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS I

As its title implies, this course aims to teach you the fundamental mathematical methods which are essential for solving a wide variety of physical problems.  Examples will be taken from quantum mechanics, heat flow, waves, and mechanical coupled systems.  We will focus on the theory of differential equations, and  especially its relation to linear algebra.  By the end of the course you will be able to solve a wide variety of ordinary and partial differential equations from physics and engineering (e.g. heat equation, wave equation, Schroedinger equation).  You will find this course especially useful for understanding and solving problems in quantum mechanics, classical mechanics and electro-magnetism.

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3 Units 
Linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, Fourier transforms, special functions, spherical harmonics, partial differential equations, boundary value problems.
Three lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): One of MATH 2A03, 2MM3, 2Q04, 2X03, 2Z03, ISCI 2A18 A/B; and one of MATH 2C03, 2M03, 2P04, 2ZZ3. One of PHYSICS 2B06, 2D03, 2E03 is recommended.
Not open to students with credit or registration in MATH 3FF3.

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

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Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca