Mathematical Methods of Physics
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  NAMM12 
Vaknaam  Mathematical Methods of Physics 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Mathematical Methods of Physics  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1.use advanced mathematical methods and concepts that are necessary for research in physics and related fields. 2.identify the ingredients and concepts that enter advanced mathematical physics calculations. 3.perform concrete calculations by using exact methods and various approximation schemes. 4.judge the applicability of the various methods. 

Omschrijving  The course addresses advanced topics in mathematical physics that connect to physics research. Every week the students have to hand in their solutions of moreorless advanced problems, which are to be solved after the corresponding lectures and additional selfstudy of the pertinent topics. Topics to be covered include aspects of complex analysis, in particular integration and the steepest descent method, asymptotic expansions, various integral transforms, distributions and Green's functions, calculus of variations, and special functions. The level of mathematical rigor will reflect the practice in physics. The students have to solve problems that are partly drawn from physics research.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(Lectures: 32 hours, Homework assignment: 54 hours, Self study: 54 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P)
(Final grade: Presentation based on a group homework assignment (12,5%), Homework assignments (87,5%). The grade determines whether the course is passed (grade 6 or higher).) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. D. Boer  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. D. Boer  
Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from the standard physics and mathematics courses of the Bachelor Physics curriculum. The course unit is compulsory for the Master Physics (specializations Advanced Materials and Quantum Universe) and is an elective in the Master Applied Physics and the Master Astronomy. 

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