PHY312 Mathematical Methods of Physics I

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer

Luca Buonocore  (Y36 K 36)
Markus Loechner  (Y36 K 74)
Xiaoxiong Liu  (Y36 J 32)
Michael Ebersold  (Y36 K 32)

Lecture: Tuesday 10:15 - 12:00  (Y16 G 15)
Thursday 13:00 - 14:45  (Y16 G 05)
Exercise classes:

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:45  (starting on the 28.09.2021)

Group 1 English (Luca & Xiaoxiong): Y03 G91
Group 2 German (Markus & Michael): Y36 J33

  • Testat condition: Solve 60% of the exercise sheets
  • VVZ



Mathematische Methoden der Physik I (PDF, 906 KB)

Please report any mistakes or typos to Michael.

Currently at page 10 (23.09.2021)


  • Exercise Sheets will be published each Thursday
  • Hand in is on the following Thursday either in the lecture or via e-mail to your assistants
Exercise 1 (PDF, 132 KB) Solution 1


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  • W. Walter, Gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen (Eine Einführung), Springer-Verlag 1976
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  • Serge Lang, Complex Analysis, Springer Verlag 1993
  • L.V. Ahlfors, Complex Analysis, 2nd ed. 1966
  • J.F. Cornwell, Group theory in physics, Academic Press 1984
  • H. Weyl, The classical groups, their invariants and representations, Princeton University Press, 1961