Mathematical methods of physics

A past syllabus

A required class for junior physics majors, Physics 104A focuses on
mathematical techniques that are widely used in other upper-level
physics coursework. A common textbook is Boas, __Mathematical Methods
in the Physical Sciences__. The course reviews and extends lower-level
topics, such as infinite series and linear algebra. It introduces series
expansions in orthogonal functions, primarily Fourier and Legendre series,
and uses the expansions for series solutions of partial differential
equations.

Intermediate mathematical methods

A past syllabus

An upper-level elective for juniors and seniors, Physics 104C continues
Physics 104A. Physics 104B is *not* a prerequisite. The course
covers discrete Fourier series, complex analysis through contour
integration, conditional probability, and possibly topics such as tensors,
group theory, and curvilinear coordinates. Some of this material,
particularly the complex analysis, is highly recommended for students
continuing to graduate school in physics.

Physics 104C is taught in even years in spring term. (I.e., after 2014 it will next be offered in 2016.)