2017 Mathematical Methods in Physics I A

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Physics
Instructor(s)
Ito Katsushi  Yokoyama Takehito 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-4(H135)  Thr1-4(H135)  
Group
A
Course number
PHY.M204
Credits
3
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the complex function theory and Fourier series widely applicable to the field of science and engineering.

This course has two aims. The first is to understand the derivative and integral of the complex functions. The other is to understand the basic of the Fourier analysis.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) explain the basic concept of the complex function theory.
2) understand the derivative and integral of the complex functions and calculate the integral of the real function by means of the residue theorem.
3) explain the conformal map for the holomorphic function and solve two-dimensional Laplace equations.
4) explain the concept of the analytic continuation.
5) explain the concept of the Fourier series for the periodic functions and obtain the series coefficients.

Keywords

complex function, holomorphy, Cauchy's integral theorem, residue theorem, conformal map, analytic continuation, Fourier series

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Lecture and recitation are combined.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 complex variables Compute the operations of complex variables.
Class 2 holomorphic function Understand the holomorphic functions
Class 3 elementary functions Understand the elementary functions.
Class 4 complex integral 1 Understand the contour integral in the Gauss plane
Class 5 complex integral 2 Understand the Cauchy's theorem
Class 6 power series Compute the series coefficients.
Class 7 residue theorem Understand the residue theorem
Class 8 application of complex integral 1 Compute the integral for the real function by means of the complex integral.
Class 9 application of complex integral 2 Compute the integral for the real function by means of the complex integral.
Class 10 Conformal map Understand the conformal map
Class 11 application of conformal map Solve the two-dimensional Laplace equations
Class 12 analytic continuation Understand the identity theorem and analytic continuation.
Class 13 Riemann surface Understand the Riemann surface
Class 14 Fourier series Compute the Fourier coefficients
Class 15 Fourier transformation Perform the Fourier transformation

Textbook(s)

none specified

Reference books, course materials, etc.

R. V. Churchill and J. W. Brown, Complex valuables and applications, Sugaku Shobo (Japanese)
H. Fukuyama and M. Ogata, Mathematical Physics I, Asakura (Japanese)
Akihisa Koga, Mathematical Physics I, Maruzen (Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

The course evaluation is based on in-class assignment, take-home written assignment and a term-end examination.

Related courses

  • PHY.M211 : Mathematical Methods in Physics II
  • PHY.M330 : Mathematical Methods in Physics III

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary

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