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Courses Math. Methods courses

  1. Oct 25, 2012 #1
    What topics should a year-long course in mathematical methods for physicists for which the pre reqs are vector calculus, ode's and linear algebra cover?
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  3. Oct 25, 2012 #2
    There's a TON of topics the course could cover.

    Complex analysis, special functions, asymptotic methods, sturm-liouville theory, calculus of variations, just more linear algebra and vector calculus, WKB analysis, integral transforms, green's function techniques, etc.
  4. Oct 25, 2012 #3


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  5. Oct 25, 2012 #4


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    Yep, and what a specific course covers depends a lot on which gaps in students' mathematical background the professor teaching the course thinks needs to be filled at that particular college/university.
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