Courses Catalogue

Mathematical Physics I

COURSE CODE: PHY1208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course introduces topics in modern theoretical Physics, including vector calculus and vector integration, multiple integrals and theory of errors and applications of linear differential and integral operators.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide students with the necessary skills and confidence to apply a range of mathematical methods to problems in the physical sciences

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  Solve mathematical problems with applications in Physics using vector analysis (differential and integral),

§  Solve complex analysis.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

  • Calculate the scalar and vector product of two vectors;
  • Solve simple polynomial equations
  • Differentiate functions of one variable and use this to classify critical points
  • Differentiate functions of several variables and manipulate then when changing variables
  • Integrate various simple functions of one variable