physics department

PHYS 352



Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units





PHYS 352

Mathematical Physics II




PHYS 251


Objectives of the course:

The objective of the course is to provide the undergraduate students necessary mathematical pre-requisites to study core physics courses.


Course Description :

Special functions of mathematical physics, Hermite polynomial, Legendre and associated Legendre polynomials, Laguerre and associated Laguerre polynomials, Bessel and spherical Bessel functions and their important properties. Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms and their simple applications. Elements of probability theory, random variables, expectation values, probability distributions. Elements of group theory


Main text books :

 Introduction to Mathematical Physics, by Charlie Harper; Prentice-Hall, 4th ed.


Subsidiary books :

1- Introduction to Mathematical Physics: Methods and Concepts: by Chun Wa Wong (1991).


2- Mathematical Methods for Physicists, by G.B. Arfken, and H.J. Weber;Academic Press (1995).

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