Physics 301/Math 355: Mathematical Methods of Physics

This is the course website for Physics 301/Math 355: Mathematical Methods of Physics.
Please visit this site frequently; all homework assignments will be posted here, as well as detailed solutions to all
homeworks. These solutions will be made available for public viewing as soon as homework is collected in at the beginning of class.
This site will also post a series of classnotes to elucidate issues raised in class, provide greater detail about certain topics, provide tutoring
in the use of Mathematica, and also to show how the material done in class can be extended.

The software platform Mathematica will be used extensively in this course. Mathematica is loaded on all Loyola network machines, and Loyola students can download
a version for your own computer by going to the its mathematica webpage . You will need your Loyola id and password
to gain access to this page. The page will give you all the information needed to download a copy of mathematica to your own machine.

March 20:Happy Vernal Equinox. One of your homework problems this week will involve using Euler's method for solving first order differential equations.

March 20: In honor of the Vernal Equinox, we can use vector calculus in polar coordinates to understand the basic equations of celestial mechanics.

David B. Slavsky
Loyola University Chicago
Cudahy Science Hall, Rm. 404
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.,
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-508-8352
E-mail: dslavsk@luc.edu