|Office: Chapman 301C
Office Hours online at
Time: TTh 11:30-1:00
Classroom: NSCI 207.
Course Web Site:
(includes a detailed, tentative daily schedule)
The course does not teach physics except tangentially. Many
"mathematical physics" courses nationwide are narrowly focussed on the
mathematical needs of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and/or
general relativity. The
typical UAF student's needs are broader (and sometimes
shallower), frequently including geophysics. Many UAF graduate
students in math and
physics will work with systems of nonlinear PDEs or other nonlinear
models. Therefore this
course emphasizes general strategies and
Course Format: The majority of class time will consist of my lecture. I will encourage as many on-the-topic questions as possible. Weekly homework assignments should inspire questions as well. Students should come to my office, individually and in groups, to discuss problems from the class. I also encourage students to talk to me about mathematical issues which arise in the context of a project/thesis/dissertation.
Prerequisites: MATH/PHYS 611.
Policies and makeup exams: DMS
has reasonable policies on incompletes, late withdrawals, and early
examinations, etc; see http://www.dms.uaf.edu/dms/Policies.html
. You are covered by the UAF Honor Code. I will work with
the Office of Disabilities Services (203 WHIT, 474-7043) to provide
reasonable accommodation to student with disabilities.