PC4274



Mathematical Methods in Physics III

This module introduces advanced mathematical methods that are essential in many areas of theoretical physics. The topics covered are: tensor analysis, applications to classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and relativity; differentiable manifolds, curved manifolds, tangent and dual spaces, calculus of differential forms, Stokes' theorem, and applications to electromagnetic theory; symmetries of manifolds, Lie derivatives and Lie groups, and their physical applications. The module is targeted at students who wish to study theoretical physics.

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