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Syllabus of the course: Mathematics for Physics II

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Mathematics for Physics II, offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorP. Ditsas, N. Tsamis
ProgramMonday, 11:00-13:00, Room 1
Wednesday, 11:00-13:00, Room 1
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Goal of the courseThis course aims to provide 3rd and 4th year student with mathematical tool to handle advanced problems in modern theoretical physics.
Syllabus- Introductory Complex Analysis: Complex numbers. The complex plane.
- Complex functions: Complex functions. Branch points. Multivalued functions. Continuity and the derivative of complex functions. Cauchy-Riemann conditions.
- Analytic Functions: Analytic functions and applications. Cauchy's theorem and integration. Derivatives of analytic functions. Taylor and Laurent series.Classification of singular points.
- Applications of Residues: Calculation of definite integrals. Calculation of generalized integrals.
- Functional Spaces: Linear Operators, Fourier Series and Transformations. Distributions, Delta function.
- Linear Differential Operators: Operator Algebra. Conjugation.Operator Specturm.
- Applications to Green's Functions: Inhomogenous linear differential equations. Sturm-Liouville problems. Analytic properties of Green's functions. The resolvent.
Bibliography R.Churchill-J.Brown : Complex functions and Applications

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