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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

PHYS064 HM - Mathematical and Computational Methods for Physicists

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Staff

Offered: Spring

Description: This course combines mathematical and computational methods that are useful for studying physical systems. Topics include: Linear algebra, Hilbert spaces, the eigenvalue problem and numerical algorithms for solving problems in linear algebra, including various modes of decomposition; Fourier series and transforms, convolution, correlation and numerical methods using fast Fourier transforms; computer simulation methods based on integrating coupled differential equations and also using pseudorandom numbers, including Monte Carlo methods; partial differential equations, separation of variables, Laplace and Poisson equations in various dimensions, the wave equation, and numerical approaches to solution.

Prerequisite(s): (CSCI005 HM  or CSCI042 HM ) and MATH082 HM