NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS.
COURSE CODE: SFS 2073
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PROF.DR. KARSONO BIN AHMAD DASUKI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Mathematics is the language of physics and the two subjects have been closely linked for many centuries This course will introduce students with the frequent mathematical techniques that commonly used in analyzing physical processes. Topics in this course will cover amongst other Taylor Series, Maclaurin Series and their applications
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM II / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

26

P

 

0

O

 

66

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To expand students exposure on Advanced Mathematics based on the level of knowledge that the students acquired in year 1, in particular focussed on techniques that commonly used in analyzing physical processes.

2.     To provide students the technique of solving physical problems using several mathematical tools..

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.    Explain the essential concepts, principles and theories of Mathematical Physics. (C2 – LO1).

2.    Observe, predict, conduct and discuss results of scientific review in

Areas related to Mathematical Physics. ( P1 – LO2 ).

3.    Demonstrate ethical standards of values, ethics and professionalism related to Applied Physics in life. (LO6- A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This course is meant to introduce students with the frequent mathematical techniques that commonly used in analyzing physical processes. Topics in this course will cover Taylor Series, Maclaurin Series and their applications. Solving differential equations based on Special Functions such as Bessel Functions, Polynomial Legendre, Polynomial Hermite, Fourier Series and Laplace Transformations.  This course will also discuss some selective topics on vector and tensor analysis, orthogonal functions, complexs variable theory, boundary value problems on partial differential equation, Green function method, and   calculus variables.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures and oral presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·         Quiz/Tutorial

·         One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration  – Mathematical Physics. Based on Quranic Verses .

·         Mid-Term Test

·         Class Dialogue .

10%

20%

25%

5%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % ·         Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Mary L.Boas.2006.Mathematical Methods in the Physical     Sciences..3rd Edition.John Wiley
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Bruce R.Kusse and  Erik A.Westwig.2006.. Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers 2nd Edition.John Wiley.

2.     Riley K. F. and M. P. Hobson. 2006. Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering: A Comprehensive Guide. 3rd Edition. Cambridge     University Press.

3.     Koks D. 2006. Explorations in Mathematical Physics: The Concepts behind an Elegant Language. 1st Edition. Springer.

4.     Steeb W. H. 2003. Problems and Solutions in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics: Introductory Level. 2nd Edition. World Scientific Pub Co Inc.

5.     Jordan, D.W. & Smith, P. 1997. Mathematical Techniques. Oxford University Press