TEXT: Mathematical
Methods in the Physical Sciences, Mary L. Boas, 2nd Ed.,
Div, Grad, Curl, and All That, H. M. Schey
ATTENDANCE POLICY: The instructor reserves the right to subtract onehalf of a letter grade for each absence beyond the first three. I do not expect you to learn all of your physics from my magnificent lectures, just as I would not expect you to learn it all simply from reading every sentence of the text, or by doing every homework problem. However, each one of these items you miss diminishes the understanding you are likely to gain of the course material.
EXAMS: There will be three exams during regular class time during the semester, Thursday, Sept. 10, Thursday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 12, plus a Final Exam, Monday, Dec. 14, 1:304:30.
GRADING POLICY: Your final
average will be calculated from the following:
Homework 

Three semester exams 

Final Project presentation 

Final Exam 

THE LECTURES: (Chapters refer to Boas, unless otherwise stated.)
8/27: Boas Ch. 4
Complex Analysis & Computer tools 

9/1: Ch. 4
CA 
9/3: Boas, Ch. 4
CA 
9/8: Ch. 4
CA 
9/10:
EXAM I 
9/15: Boas Ch. 6, Schey I
Vector Analysis 
9/17: Boas Ch. 6, Schey II
VA 
9/22: Boas Ch. 6, Schey III
VA 
9/24: Boas Ch. 6, Schey III
VA 
9/29: Boas Ch. 6, Schey IV
VA 
10/1: Ch. 7
Fourier Analysis 
10/6: Ch. 7
FA 
10/8:
EXAM II 
10/13: Ch. 7
FA 
10/15:
No class 
10/20: Ch.15
Fourier Transform 
10/22: Ch. 9:
Calculus of Variation 
10/27: Ch. 9
CV 
10/29: Ch. 9
CV 
11/3: Ch. 9
CV 
11/5: Ch. 13
Partial Differential Equations 
11/10: Ch. 13
PDE 
11/12: Ch.
EXAM III 
11/17: Ch. 13
PDE 
11/19: Ch.
PDE 
11/24:
Thanksgiving Break 
11/26:
Thanksgiving Break 
12/1:
Special Topics 
12/3:
ST 
12/8:
Special Topics, Projects 
12/10:
ST, P 