Physics 374 Intermediate Theoretical Methods
Professor Wolfgang Losert
of mathematics that are regularly used in upper level and graduate
courses in physics, including important areas from complex variables,
Fourier analysis, partial differential equations and eigenvalue
problems, and nonlinear dynamics. These methods will be studied in the
context of relevant physics applications. Matlab will be used in
class and in HW
Professor: Wolfgang Losert, email@example.com 3341 AV Williams Bldg, 301-405-0629
Office hours: - Friday 2.30-4 pm
- email to make an appointment at other times.
Mon 11:00am - 11.50am
Tu.Th 11:00am - 12:15pm (PHY 1201), Physics Building
Teaching Assistant : Hwanmun Kim,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Office Hours Friday 1pm-2.30pm Rm 0104 Physics Building
Required Textbook: Riley and
Hobson, Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical
Sciences ISBN 978-0521761147
ONLINE Lecture Materials and grades: http://www.elms.umd.edu (access with your University password, already set up )
Quizzes/class participation 10%
2 Midterm Exams: 15% each
Final Exam 30%
Weekly homework assignments due
at the START of class
For Matlab assignments
please hand in a printout of the Matlab script and program output
(e.g.matrices or graphs)
to explain your reasoning for full credit!
There will be quizzes at
the start of some lectures (about 8 quizzes total) based on previous
classes and reading assignments.
One quiz (lowest grade or unexcused
absence) will not count when calculating the grade.
There will be two 75 minute in class
midterm exams, scheduled for: Thursday, October 13
and Thursday November 17
There will be a 2 hour final exam. The final exam is cumulative.
To request a regrade of an exam please submit a clear explanation of the issue and a copy of your exam. Do not write directly on the exam - the exam will be compared to my scanned copy.
The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit http://www.shc.umd.edu.
Examples of violations of the honor code include copying homework solutions from classmates or webpages.
Copyright note: lectures and course matter are copyright protected and written instructor consent must be obtained for reproduction and distribution of lecture notes and course material, especially for commercial use.
Wolfgang Losert, 8/31/2011