Course Description

Introductory Mathematical Physics, PHYSICS 50

Introduction to math methods for upper-division physics. Taylor and Fourier series; complex algebra; ordinary differential equations; matrices, tensors and vector spaces; eigensystems; orthogonal coordinates; vector calculus and fields. Symbolic computation with Mathematica is incorporated through-out.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Physics

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SE.

UC Irvine:
Major Requirement: requirement for Physics, B.S., Applied Physics, B.S.

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Physics or one course towards Natural Science; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; TMC 1 course toward Physics or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth -1 course towards Analytic Methodologies; ERC - 1 course for Natural Science; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Sciences theme in "Math and Statistics"; Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Quantitative Reasoning

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Science, Mathematics, and Technology, Quantitative Relationships

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit



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