34737 - Mathematical Foundations of Physics

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has an exact knowledge of the mathematical formalisms underlying physical theories. In particular, it focus onv those parts of mathematics  developed for the comprehension of some physical phenomena. Better understands of physics better through depth knowledge of its mathematical language.

Course contents

- Special Relativity

 

- Elementary aspects of quantum theory: the Planck formula, the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rule, introduction to the Schroedinger equation.

- Connection with the the theory of linear operators in Hilbert space.

- Basic principles of statistical mechanics

Readings/Bibliography

Notes sent to students by mail.

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures in wich the theoretical aspects of the course subject are covered.

Assessment methods

The oral exam deals with two subjects, one of them chosen by the student.

Office hours

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