PHY 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Graduate)

This course develops a mathematical foundation to succeed in graduate level courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics/statistical physics, and modern and quantum physics. It encompasses algorithmic skills but aims higher to develop the ability to relate mathematics and phenomena as well as the ability to analyze solutions for limitations and prediction of behavior. Note: This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and community college physics courses.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite Courses: None
Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or state certification (in any state) to teach physics at a secondary school level. Undergraduate coursework must include calculus (through multivariate) and ordinary differential equations.

Sequential Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics
Physics 503 Electromagnetism
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Bradley Mauger, Ph.D.

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 1/6/2020 – 3/1/2020

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12