Mathematical Physics 2

Module code: PA2710
Module co-ordinator: Dr Mervyn Roy

The module builds on the mathematics covered in your first year and continues to develop the mathematical techniques that are necessary in many areas of higher level physics including Institute of Physics ‘core of physics’ material

To assist your studies you will receive, and work through, a departmentally produced textbook ‘Mathematical Physics vol. 3’. During this module you will develop transferrable skills in problem solving and communication, and the mathematical skills that are essential for the third year of this course.

Topics covered

  • Partial differential equations
  • Fourier series, transforms and the convolution theorem
  • Vector calculus


  • 15 hours of lectures
  • 3 hours of seminars
  • 8 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 124 hours of guided independent study


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