Mathematical Methods for Physicists is a one-semester course, emphasizing more

advanced mathematical techniques for research explorations:

(1) tensor analysis (chap 26)

(2) probability (chap 30)

(3) statistics (chap 31)

(4) group theory (chap 28,29)

It is important to maintain the balance between mathematical rigor and hands-on

applications. While numerical methods are not listed explicitly, it will be

integrated into other modules to facilitate complementary usage of analytic and

numeric techniques.

The tensor analysis is a warmup topics, encouraging in-class discussions and

participation. I will adopt project-ba

Probability and Statistics. The students are asked to finish a mini-project on

these two subjects combining both analytic and numerical techniques. Finally, at

the end of the semester, I would go over the most challenging subject: Group

Theory.

Textbook:

Mathematical Methods for physics and engineering (3rd edition)

by Riley, Hobson and Bence

Classes:

13:20-16:20 on Mondays

Physics Building R208

Grade:

Final report is due on June 12 (Mon).

Your grade is mainly determined by the final report on the chosen mini-project,

weighted by in-class participation and performance.