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CREDIT HOURS: 3

The character of physical laws is most lucidly expressed in mathematical terms. The objective of this course is the acquisition of mathematical tools and gainful proficiency in their use. Topics will include complex numbers, partial derivatives, vector calculus, linear transformations and differential equations. Theorems and proofs will be kept to a minimum. Instead, lectures, homework and tutorials will be largely driven by example problems from a wide variety of physics fields. Text book: Boas, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences.

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PREREQUISITES: PHYC 1190.03/1290.03 or 1300X/Y.06 and a 1000 level calculus class or permission from the instructor.

**PHYC 2140 Physics Tools: Theory**CREDIT HOURS: 3

The character of physical laws is most lucidly expressed in mathematical terms. The objective of this course is the acquisition of mathematical tools and gainful proficiency in their use. Topics will include complex numbers, partial derivatives, vector calculus, linear transformations and differential equations. Theorems and proofs will be kept to a minimum. Instead, lectures, homework and tutorials will be largely driven by example problems from a wide variety of physics fields. Text book: Boas, Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences.

FORMAT:

- Lecture
- Tutorial

PREREQUISITES: PHYC 1190.03/1290.03 or 1300X/Y.06 and a 1000 level calculus class or permission from the instructor.