# PHY1540H Y general: Mathematical Methods in Physics

Course Title | PHY1540H Y general |
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Session | year |

Year of Study | 1st year |

Time and Location |
Time: Fall: M, W 2, F4; Winter: M2, W5, F4 Location: MP1115 |

Course Homepage | Link to Course Homepage |

Pierre
Savaria |

#### Official Description

**Topics:**

**Topics:**

An introduction, aimed at the physicist, to various mathematical methods of use in physics. Topics are arranged in six 12-lecture modules:

(1) introduction to the Algebra and Calculus of Tensors and p-Forms;

(2) General introduction to Group Theory;

(3) Introduction to Lie Groups;

(4) Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions;

(5) Approximation of Functions with Polynomials, Fourier Series and Transforms, Sturm-Liouville Problem;

(6) Differential equations and Green Functions; Initial-value Problems, Boundary-value Problems.

Textbook |
Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics by F.W. Byron and R.W.Fuller (Dover, 1992). |
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