MA PH 251 - Differential Equations for Physics

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-1S-0)

Faculty of Science

Differential equations occur throughout physics and being able to solve them is a critical mathematical skill for physicists. The first part of the course emphasizes solution techniques to first-order and linear, second-order ordinary differential equations, including series and Frobenius solutions, and an introduction to Fourier and orthogonal series and Sturm-Liouville problems. The second part of the course introduces partial differential equations with a study of quasilinear first-order equations, and the linear second-order wave, heat and Laplace equations, and solution techniques including the method of characteristics and separation of variables. Examples from physics will be emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: MATH 146 or equivalent and one of MATH 102 or 125 or 127. Corequisite: MATH 214 or 217. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of MA PH 251, MATH 201, MATH 334 or MATH 336.

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Fall Term 2023

Lectures

Section Capacity Dates + Times Instructor(s)
LECTURE A01
(86871)
80
2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (CAB 239)
Exam: 2023-12-20 @ 09:00 - 12:00 (CAB 239)
Primary Instructor: Kirk Kaminsky

Seminars

Section Capacity Dates + Times Instructor(s)
SEMINAR E01
(86875)
40
2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
M 14:00 - 14:50 (CCIS L1-047)
SEMINAR E02
(86876)
40
2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
F 14:00 - 14:50 (CCIS L1-047)