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# PH505: Reading and Conference: Advanced Math Methods

## Fall 2010

This is a one credit class for first year grad students in the physics PhD program. In Fall 2010 the course is taught by Prof. Ethan Minot.

## Calendar

Day | Topic | Reading | Summary | Assignments | Solutions | |
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1 | F 10/1 | The Catenary: Static Hanging Chain | Use of Sinh and Cosh functions | |||

2 | F 10/8 | Functions of complex variables | Cauchy Riemann Relation | ph505 hw1 due | ||

3 | F 10/15 | Contour integrations | - | Cauchy's Thm | ph505 hw2 due | ph505hw2soln.pdf |

4 | F 10/22 | Contour integrations | Residues | ph505 hw3 due | ph505hw3soln.pdf | |

5 | F 10/29 | Contour integration | Kramers-Kronig Relations | ph505 hw4 due | ph505hw4soln.pdf | |

6 | F 11/5 | Calculus of variations | Fastest time for bead sliding down wire | ph505 hw5 due | ph505hw5soln-em.pdf | |

7 | F 11/12 | Green's Function Method | L*G(x,z)=δ(x-z), G helps use solve the ODE L*y(x)=f(x) | ph505 hw6due | ph505hw6soln.pdf | |

8 | F 11/19 | Eigenfunction method for ODEs | ph505 hw7 due | ph505hw7soln.pdf | ||

9 | F 11/26 | THANKSGIVING | ||||

10 | F 12/3 | Green's Function Method | - | Solving the Diffusion Equation | ph505 hw8 due | ph505hw8soln.pdf |