Equations of Mathematical Physics

Module code: MA7032

Module co-ordinator: Nikolai Brilliantov 

Module Outline

This module introduces the mathematical theory of the equations of physics, aiming to understand the physical meaning of the main equations and the limits of their applications. The syllabus includes: the classification of linear partial differential equations, and basic methods of its solution for one, two and three dimensions, eigenfunctions, eigenvalues, and Green functions and their application. Methods based on Fourier series and some special functions. 


  • 32 one-hour lectures
  • 10 one-hour seminars
  • 5 one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, three hours (80%)
  • Intermediate test (20%)