PHY312 Mathematical Methods of Physics I

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Adrian Signer
Assistants:

Marc Montull - PSI

Tim Engel - PSI

Lukas Fritz - PSI

Fiona Kirk - PSI

Julie Pagès - Y36 J44

   
Lectures:

Tuesday, 13:00 - 14:45,  in Y15-G-40
Thursday, 13:00 - 14:45, in Y16-G-05

Exercises:

Tuesday, 10:15 - 12:00, in Y16-G-15 / on zoom

Announcements

The current arrangements for MMP I are given below. Please check regularly for updates.

As of Thursday, 29. October, the lectures will be held via Zoom. The meeting Id and Passwort will be sent by email to all students registered for the lecture. No podcast will be produced any longer, but it is planned to record the lectures via Zoom.

Exam: (updated 22.12.2020)
The exam will take place on Wednesday 13.01.2021 from 14:00-17:00.
It will be an online exam, using the I-Math remote-exam tool https://w16.math.uzh.ch/exam/
If you cannot find a place with a suitable internet connection, you may sit the exam in Y15-G-60. To do so, you must register by sending an email to adrian.signer@psi.ch before Monday 11.01.2021 14:00.
To be able to take the exam you have to 'pass' the exam test drive, taking place Monday 11.01.2021 at 10:00.
For the exam you are allowed to use the lecture notes provided and 3 sheets (6 pages) A4 handwritten notes. No calculators or other tools are allowed.


 

Exercise Classes

Exercises will be published on the webpage by Monday and are to be handed in through OLAT the following Monday.

As of Tuesday, 3. November, the exercise classes will be held only on Zoom with meeting ID 929 3059 4444 and password 1234. The Zoom sessions will be recorded.

 

Exercise Set Given on To hand in by Answers
Set 1 (PDF, 118 KB) 14.09.2020 21.09.2020 Solution 1 (PDF, 129 KB)
Set 2 (PDF, 124 KB) 21.09.2020 28.09.2020 Solution 2 (PDF, 128 KB)
Set 3 (PDF, 123 KB) 28.09.2020 05.10.2020 Solution 3 (PDF, 130 KB)
Set 4 (PDF, 136 KB) 05.10.2020 12.10.2020 Solution 4 (PDF, 140 KB)
Set 5 (PDF, 146 KB) 12.10.2020 19.10.2020 Solution 5 (PDF, 155 KB)
Set 6 (PDF, 138 KB) 19.10.2020 26.10.2020 Solution 6 (PDF, 143 KB)
Set 7 (PDF, 139 KB) 26.10.2020 02.11.2020 Solution 7 (PDF, 165 KB)
Set 8 (PDF, 120 KB) 02.11.2020 09.11.2020 Solution 8 (PDF, 126 KB)
Set 9 (PDF, 120 KB) 09.11.2020 16.11.2020 Solution 9 (PDF, 127 KB)
Set 10 (PDF, 141 KB) 16.11.2020 23.11.2020 Solution 10 (PDF, 169 KB)
Set 11 (PDF, 144 KB) 23.11.2020 30.11.2020 Solution 11 (PDF, 147 KB)
Set 12 (PDF, 135 KB) 30.11.2020 07.12.2020 Solution 12 (PDF, 143 KB)
Set 13 (PDF, 154 KB) 07.12.2020   Solution 13 (V2) (PDF, 1 MB)

 

Lecture notes

Course Part Date Lecture Notes
Chapter 1 14.09.2020 Complex analysis
Chapter 2 03.10.2020 Distributions
Chapter 3 11.10.2020 Fourier series and integral transform
Chapter 4 19.10.2020 Ordinary differential equations
Chapter 5 03.11.2020 Special ODE
Chapter 6 18.11.2020 Partial differential equations
Chapter 7 01.12.2020 Special PDE
Appendix A 22.12.2020 Curvilinear coordinates
Final Version 06.01.2021 MMP I (PDF, 1 MB)

Bibliography

  • K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, S.J. Bence, Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engeneering, Cambridge University Press
  • G.B. Arfken and H.J. Weber, Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Academic Press, Inc. 1995
  • S. Hassani, Mathematical Physics, A Modern Introduction to its Foundations, Springer
  • H. Cartan, Elementare Theorien der Analytischen Funktionen einer oder mehreren Komplexen Veränderlichen, BI Hochschultaschenbücher Band 112, 1966
  • S. Lang, Complex Analysis, Springer Verlag 1993
  • L. V. Ahlfors, Complex Analysis 2nd ed. 1966