PHY312 Mathematical Methods of Physics I

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Massimiliano Grazzini

Seraina Glaus - PSI WHGA/128 and Y36 K28
Marek Schoenherr - Y36 K74

Lectures: Tuesday, 13:00 - 14:45, in Y16 G05
Thursday, 12:15 - 13:45, in Y16 G05
Exercises: Tuesday, 15:00 - 17:00, in Y16 G05
Final test: Tuesday, December 20 2015, 13:15-16:15, in Y16 G05
  • In order to pass the Module three conditions have to be fulfilled: i) 60% of the exercises assigned during the course must be delivered and carried out correctly; ii) the student must go at least once at the blackboard to solve the assigned exercise iii) the final test must be passed.
  • The final note is either passed or not passed.

Final Test

  • Tentative Date: Tuesday December 20, 13:15 - 16:15, Y16-G05
  • Help: 3 sheets (6 pages) A4, personally handwritten notes are allowed; NO calculator, or other electronic device is allowed.

Lecture notes

The script of Prof. Ph. Jetzer can be downloaded from here:

(Please note that this is a preliminary version. If typos are found, please let us know)


  • G.B. Arfken and H.J. Weber, Mathematical Methods for Physicists, Academic Press, Inc. 1995
  • H. Cartan, Elementare Theorien der Analytischen Funktionen einer oder mehreren Komplexen Veränderlichen, BI Hochschultaschenbücher Band 112, 1966
  • S. Lang, Complex Analysis, Springer Verlag 1993
  • L. V. Ahlfors, Complex Analysis 2nd ed. 1966
  • J. F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, Academic Press 1984