Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in  ALL 

Major/Minor  ALL 
Course Type  
Offer in 2018  2019  Y N 
Course Code  PHYS3150 
Date  2019/07/23 19:15 
Enquiry for Course Details 
PHYS3150 Theoretical physics (6 credits)  Academic Year  2018  

Offering Department  Physics  Quota    
Course Coordinator  Prof Z D Wang, Physics < zwang@hku.hk >  
Teachers Involved  (Prof Z D Wang,Physics)  
Course Objectives  The aim of this course is to provide students with the conceptual skills and key analytical tools for solving real problems in all major areas of physics.  
Course Contents & Topics  This course will introduce and address the following topics: Application of complex variables including the Cauchy's integral formula and calculus of residues, Partial differential equations (the general wave equation, the Schrodinger equation, the Poisson equation, and the diffusion equation), Properties of special functions widely used in Physics (Gamma functions, Beta functions, Bessel functions, spherical harmonics etc.), Fourier Series, and Fourier Transform.  
Course Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


Prerequisites (and Corequisites and Impermissible combinations) 
Pass in (PHYS2250 or PHYS2255 or PHYS2265) and (MATH2211 or PHYS2150)  
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 
2018 Major in Physics
(
Disciplinary Elective
)
2018 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 

Course to PLO Mapping 
2018 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 >
2017 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2017 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 

Offer in 2018  2019  Y 2nd sem  Examination  May  
Offer in 2019  2020  Y  
Course Grade  A+ to F  
Grade Descriptors 


Course Type  Lecturebased course  
Course Teaching & Learning Activities 


Assessment Methods and Weighting 


Required/recommended reading and online materials 
Lecture notes provided by Course Coordinator G. Arfken and H. Weber: Mathematical Methods for Physicists (Academic Press, 2005) 

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Additional Course Information  NIL 
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