Physics 503
Methods of Mathematical Physics
Fall 2008

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:50-11:10am.
Physics, P-128

Final exam is scheduled on December 23, 8-10:30am, B-128.
Review all homework problems (including ones with stars)
with solutions as a preparation for final.

Instructor: Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Abanov, Associate Professor
Office: Physics B102
Phone: (631)632-8174
Web page:

Syllabus of the course


The main prerequisite for the course is the knowledge of a standard (real variable) mathematical calculus. Also, you have to know some theory of functions of complex variable or to be a (very) quick learner to be able to follow the course.

The final grade for this course will be based on grades for homeworks (30%), which will be given every two weeks, the grade for midterm take-home exam (20%), and on the grade for the final exam (50%).

Topics to be covered


Recommended Books

These books are all recommended but not required. They are available from the University bookstore.

Additional Books

Syllabus of the course

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Last updated December 15, 2008