MATH 529 – Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring 2011
Lecture
 course syllabus
 
timeTuesday & Thursday, 9:30 – 10:45 AM
placePhillips Hall, Room 332
startJanuary 13, 2011
 
instructorChristoph Kirsch
office hoursWednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (or by appointment)
 
assistantJoseph Seaborn
 
mid-term examThursday, March 3, 9:30 – 10:45 AM
final examTuesday, May 3, 2011, 8:00 AM (as set by the University Registrar) – 11:00 AM
Homework assignments
Lecture notes
The complete lecture notes are now online.
Exams
Final grades will be posted on Friday, May 6, by 5 PM. Students who would like to know their final grade before it gets posted, please send me an e-mail.
Students may also see their graded final exam in my office: Thursday, May 5, 10 AM – 12 PM and 2 – 4 PM
Content
  • Introduction to boundary value problems for the diffusion, Laplace and wave partial differential equations.
  • Bessel functions and Legendre functions.
  • Introduction to complex variables including the calculus of residues.
Literature
Erwin Kreyszig: “Advanced Engineering Mathematics”, 9th Edition; Wiley, 2006
After a brief review of Chapter 11, we will basically go through Chapters 12–18 of this textbook.
Prerequisites
PHYS 104 and 105, and one of MATH 521, 524, or 528
Multivariable calculus is presumed to be known. Fourier series, integrals and transforms will be reviewed as needed.
Grading
Weekly homework assignments, mid-term and final exams each count for 1/3 of the total course grade.
last change: September 10, 2012