Equations of Mathematical Physics

Module code: MA3002

This module introduces partial differential equations, their classifications, solutions and applications. We will consider Fourier series and some special functions in solving partial differential equations. In this module you will identify the classifications of linear PDE and apply the concepts of eigenfunctions, eigenvalues, and a Green function in solution of partial differential equation. You will start to apply mathematical principles and derive basic equations of mathematical physics and analyse the limits of their applications. We will also introduce time-dependent PDE for 2D and 3D systems and demonstrate how to solve them.

Learning

  • 33 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 11 hours of tutorials
  • 104 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (70%)
  • Coursework (30%)