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PHY312 Mathematical Methods of Physics I

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Massimiliano Grazzini

Simone Devoto - Y36 K36

Marius Höfer - Y36 K30

Jeong Yeon Yook - Y36 K36

Lectures: Tuesday, 13:00 - 14:45, in Y16 G05
Thursday, 13:00 - 14:45, in Y16 G05
Exercises: Tuesday, 10:15 - 12:00, in Y16 G15 and Y23 G04
Exam: January 8, 2020, 9am 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 exam must be passed.

Final Exam

  • Date: January 8, 2020, 9am in Y16 G05
  • Help: 3 sheets (6 pages) A4, personally handwritten notes are allowed; NO calculator, or other electronic device is allowed.
  • Exam (PDF, 174 KB)
  • Solutions (PDF, 3 MB)


The first lecture will be on September 17 at 13.00 in Y16G05. On that day there will be no exercise class. 


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  • S. Hassani, Mathematical Physics, A Modern Introduction to its Foundations, Springer
  • 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