Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 4220 - Mathematical Physics II

Spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: AEP 4210 . Intended for upperlevel undergraduates in physical sciences. Second of two-course sequence in mathematical physics.


Topics include partial differential equations, Bessel functions, spherical harmonics, separation of variables, wave and diffusion equations, Laplace, Helmholtz, and Poisson’s Equations, transform techniques, Green’s functions; integral equations, Fredholm equations, kernals; complex variables, theory, branch points and cuts, Riemann sheets, method of steepest descent; tensors, contravariant, and covariant representations; group theory, matrix representations, class and character. Texts: Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken and Mathematical Physics by Butkov.

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