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PX440 - Mathematical Methods for Physicists III

  • Module code: PX440
  • Module name: Mathematical Methods for Physicists III
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To help students develop mathematical skills and to cover material needed in 4th year physics modules

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able: To set up minimization problems and to derive and solve the corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations; To identify an analytic function and classify its singularities; To establish Cauchy's theorem from the identities of vector calculus; To use the calculus of residues to evaluate definite integrals.

Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures + 5 examples classes

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX440-7.5)
B (Examination only) 1.5 hr examination (April) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 3
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