This is a continuation of Math 233 aimed to serve students in the natural sciences and mathematics with an interest in physics. It is comparable to Math 318 in content and level of difficulty, but places greater emphasis on some of the physical ideas that motivate and guide the subject, from Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics, for example. The main mathematical topics covered are: calculus of functions of several variables and matrices, vector calculus, and elements of partial differential equations.
The textbook is Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Mary L. Boas (second edition, Wiley).
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