# PHZ 3113

Spring 2017

### Description of the Course

PHZ 3113 is an intermediate level course that addresses mathematical methods
commonly used in physics. It covers vector calculus, curvilinear coordinates,
linear algebra and linear transformations, Fourier series and Fourier
transformations, complex variables, and contour integration methods.

### Prerequesites

- Elementary University Physics (PHY 2048 and PHY 2049)
- Multivariable Calculus (MAC 2313)

### Recommended

- Differential Equations (MAP 2302)

### Text Book

- Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences
- K.F. Riley and M.P. Hobson
- Cambridge University Press
- ISBN-13:978-0-521-76114-7

### Course Links

Course Outline

Problem Sets

Problem Solutions

Test Solutions

### Grades

Grades will be based on the problem assignments and four exams as follows:

- Average of two best test scores -- 50%
- Second lowest test score -- 20%
- Lowest test score -- 10%
- Homework -- 20%

A passing grade (C or better) will require approximately (but not more than)
50% of the total points possible; an A grade will require approximately (but
not more than) 85% of the total points possible.

**All tests must be taken on the scheduled date.** Makeup tests will
**not** be given. If you miss a test for any reason, you will receive
a zero grade for that test.

### Incompletes

Incompletes will be given only in the event of an emergency occurring
immediately prior to the date of the last test. To receive an incomplete,
a student must provide documentation to support the claim of an emergency.
Students who do not have a passing grade at the time of the last test will
**not** be given an incomplete under any circumstances. **Incompletes
normally have to be made up within one month of the end of the semester.**

### Homework Assignments

Homework will consist of **reading** from the text and **problem**
assignments. It is generally advisable to carry out the reading
**before** the corresponding material is discussed in lecture. The problem
assignments can be downloaded and the due dates obtained on the
problem sets page. **Late assignments will not be
accepted.** While collaboration on homework assignments is allowed,
simply copying another student's solutions is **not** allowed and will
be considered cheating.