Undergraduate Course: Topics in Mathematical Physics (MATH11201)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||For centuries, Physics has motivated many developments in Mathematics and particularly in recent decades we have witnessed a remarkable and fruitful exchange of ideas between branches of pure mathematics on the one hand and fundamental physics on the other. This has led to dramatic advances on both sides, earning Fields Medals for some of the leading practitioners. This course aims to highlight areas at the interface of mathematics and physics that motivate some of the research in the School.
The topic may vary from year to year. Possible topics include:
- Black holes
- Gauge theory
- String theory
- Mathematical techniques applicable to Mathematical Physics
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of each prerequisite course before enrolling
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework : 5%
Examination : 95%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Topics in Mathematical Physics||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- State important results in the topic area.
- Explain key steps in how these results are obtained.
- Explain the underlying definitions in the topic area.
- Provide examples illustrating these definitions.
- Demonstrate their comprehension by solving unseen problems in the topic area.
|Dependant on the topic area.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||TMPh,Mathematical Physics,Physical Mathematics
|Course organiser||Dr Johan Martens
Tel: (0131 6)51 7759
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427