PHY322 Mathematical Methods of Physics II

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Adrian Signer
Assistants:

Tim Engel - PSI

Lukas Fritz - PSI

Fiona Kirk - PSI

Tong-Zhi Yang - UZH (Y36 K44)

   
Lectures:

Tuesday, 13:00 - 14:45, on Zoom
Wednesday, 13:00 - 14:45, on Zoom

Exercises:

Tuesday, 15:00 - 16:45, on Zoom

Announcements

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

The lectures will start in week 8 (beginning Feb. 22) and will be held via Zoom. The meeting Id and password 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.

 

Exercise Classes

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

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 0 (PDF, 116 KB) 22.02.2021 never  
Set 1 (PDF, 114 KB) 01.03.2021 08.03.2021 Solution 1 (PDF, 3 MB)
Set 2 (PDF, 133 KB) 08.03.2021 15.03.2021 Solution 2 (PDF, 1 MB)
Set 3 (PDF, 49 KB) 15.03.2021 22.03.2021 Solution 3 (PDF, 1 MB)
Set 4 (PDF, 128 KB) 22.03.2021 29.03.2021 Solution 4 (PDF, 2 MB)
Set 5 (PDF, 127 KB) 29.03.2021 12.04.2021 Solution 5 (PDF, 2 MB)
Set 6 (PDF, 154 KB) 12.04.2021 19.04.2021  
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Plan

Chapter 08: Intermezzo
Chapter 09: Abstract spaces
Chapter 10: Linear Operators in Hilbert Spaces
Chapter 11: Group Theory
Chapter 12: Coordinate Transformations and Tensors (time permitting)

Lecture notes

Course Part Date Lecture Notes
Chapter 8 22.02.2021 Intermezzo
Chapter 9 08.03.2021 Hilbert spaces
Chapter 10 12.04.2021 Operators in Hilbert spaces (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 11 12.04.2021 Groups (no script)
     
     
     
     
     

Bibliography

  • 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

  • S. Grossmann, Funktionalanalysis, Springer
  • E. Kreyszig, Functional Analysis with Applications, Wiley

  • Wu-Ki Tung, Group Theory in Physics, World Scientific
  • J. F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, Academic Press 1984