course   descriptioN


PHYS 215       (2-0-2)            Mathematical Physics I


Ordinary differential equations: Linear equations of first and second order, Fourier series, variation of parameters.  Power series: linear equations with variable coefficients, Legendreís equations, the methods of  Frobenius, Besselís equation. Matrices and determinants: addition, multiplication, special matrices, inverse, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


Prerequisites:  Math 102, PHYS 102.