Mathematical Physics
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2020/21 
Vakcode  WBPH04905 
Vaknaam  Mathematical Physics 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Mathematical Physics  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. reproduce and apply the basic concepts of sequences of real numbers, limits of a sequence, series, convergence of series, power series, sequences/series of functions, uniform convergence, Taylor expansions, Fourier series, Fourier integral, Second order ordinary differential equations , Partial Differential equations 2. determine when a series is convergent, determine Taylor expansions, Fourier and integral expansion, and solve elementary second order differential equations, including those with applications to physical systems 3. interpret the properties of series, sequences, and differential equations and is able to use these properties to investigate the behavior of physical systems. 4. apply the definitions of the various types of series convergence and is able to classify and Interpret the various of types of convergence (absolute, uniform, conditional) and determine the radius of convergence. 5. solve differential equations using series expansions and Fourier transformations. 

Omschrijving  The course Mathematical Physics deals with more advanced topics from calculus for Physics and Applied Physics and Astronomy students. The course is about sequences and series (limits of sequences, (uniform) convergence of series), second order differential equations (techniques to solve second order differential equations and application to atomic force microscopy), basic introduction to Fourier analysis, and a basic introduction to partial differential equations with an emphasis on applications in Physics (heat conduction, vibrations, Laplace and Poisson equation). Below is a list of topics to be treated: • sequences of real numbers • limits of a sequence • series • convergence of series • power series • sequences/series of functions, • Taylor expansions, • Fourier series • Fourier integral • Second order ordinary differential equations • Partial Differential equation • Applications: heat conduction, vibrations, Laplace and Poisson equation 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(LC 32, T 32, ASM 48 self study 28 hrs) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(WE 100%, AST 0% home work) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  prof. dr. G. Palasantzas  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. G. Palasantzas  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes basic prior knowledge acquired from Calculus 1.  
Opmerkingen  If final exam grade <4.5 then: final grade= final exam grade If final exam grade >=; 4.5 then: final grade = max (0.2 Homework assignments + 0.2 midterm exam grade + 0.6 final exam grade). This course was registered last year with course code WBPH15001 

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