Mathematical Methods in Physics- I

Dr. Poornima N
Department of Physics, Upcoming Courses
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Programme: M.Sc. Physics

Semester: I

Credits: 3

Course Introduction

Physics without mathematics is meaningless and the two sciences are quite inseparable. In various branches of Physics, huge volume of mathematical machinery is being made use of. This course is structured in such a way that it helps a physics student know all the required mathematics for better understanding and perception of the concepts in Physics. This course is highly beneficial for better understanding of branches of Physics like Classical mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Statistical mechanics etc.

Course Objectives:

This course is designed to help students have an idea of vectors, matrices and tensors, its physical interpretations
and applications.

Course Outcomes:

After the completion of the course, students will be able to –
1) Understand the basic operations related to vectors, vector integral theorems, linear vector
spaces, orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems and their applications in important branches
like electrodynamics, quantum mechanics etc

2) Understand various probability distributions and their applications in Physics

3) Understand the basics of matrices and matrix operations, important matrices in quantum
mechanics, classical mechanics etc.

4) Understand the basics of tensors and tensor calculus and important tensors in general theory
of relativity.

  • Vector Analysis, Curvilinear coordinates
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  • Linear Vector Space, Probability theory and distribution
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  • Matrices
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