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Module MA2331: Equations of Mathematical Physics I

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
Michaelmas term 2014-15
Contact Hours
11 weeks, 3 lectures including tutorials per week
Prof. Stefan Sint
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
  • Compute the real and complex Fourier series of a given periodic function;
  • Evaluate the Fourier transform of a given non-periodic function;
  • Evaluate integrals containing the Dirac delta distribution;
  • Compute the gradient of a given scalar field and the divergence and curl of a given vector field;
  • Calculate line and surface integrals;
  • Apply their knowledge to relevant problems in mathematics and physics;
Module Content
  • Fourier series and Fourier integrals;
  • Vector Calculus;
  • Statement of theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss;
Module Prerequisite
Assessment Detail
This module will be examined in a 2-hour examination in Trinity term. Continuous assessment will contribute 10% to the final grade for the module at the annual examination session and at supplementals where applicable. Supplemental Exams if required will consist of 100% exams.