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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHYS 410 - Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences and Engineering

Survey of useful mathematical methods in the physical sciences and engineering.  Topics are of particular relevance for students preparing for graduate studies in physical sciences or engineering.

Prerequisites: MATH 376 and PHYS 318.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Generate solutions of physical systems that are described by partial differential equations of the Sturm-Liouville form.
  • Examine Sturm-Liouville constructs as an example of Hilbert spaces.
  • Interpret functions of a complex variable using Argand diagrams.
  • Evaluate contour integrals for functions of a complex variable associated with physical systems using the calculus of residues.
  • Justify selection of symmetry with which to approach the description of physical systems.
  • Apply abstract symmetries and their associated algebras to analyze and obtain fundamental descriptions of physical systems.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations: Ellensburg

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