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Undergraduate Course: Topics in Mathematical Physics A (MATH11227)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryFor 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.
Course description The topic may vary from year to year. Possible topics include:
- Supersymmetry
- Black holes
- Gauge theory
- String theory
- Integrability
- TQFT
- Mathematical techniques applicable to Mathematical Physics

For 2022/23 the topic of this course is planned to be .......
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Variational Calculus (MATH11179)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Quantum Field Theory (PHYS11065) AND Differential Geometry (MATH11235)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework : 50%, Examination : 50%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Topics in Mathematical Physics A (MATH11227)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding on the important results in the topic area by giving examples or by solving unseen problems.
  2. Derive key steps in how these results are obtained.
  3. Relate (when possible & relevant) these results to other subjects
  4. Explain the underlying definitions in the topic area.
Reading List
Dependant on the topic area.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsTMPh,Mathematical Physics,Physical Mathematics
Contacts
Course organiserDr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
Email: J.Simon@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk
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