Undergraduate Course: Topics in Mathematical Physics A (MATH11227)
|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
For 2020/21 the topic of this course is planned to be String Theory.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, 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 : 50%, Examination : 50%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Topics in Mathematical Physics A (MATH11227)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding on the important results in the topic area by giving examples or by solving unseen problems.
- Derive key steps in how these results are obtained.
- Relate (when possible & relevant) these results to other subjects
- Explain the underlying definitions in the topic area.
|Dependant on the topic area.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||TMPh,Mathematical Physics,Physical Mathematics
|Course organiser||Dr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427