PHYS 501 Mathematical Methods for Physics (Graduate)

This course develops a mathematical foundation to succeed in graduate level courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics/statistical physics, modern and quantum physics. It encompasses algorithmic skills but aims higher to develop the ability to relate mathematics and phenomena and 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.

Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree with a Physics major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level. Undergraduate coursework must include calculus (through multivariate) and ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite Courses: None

Related Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Fall I 2022)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Fall II 2022)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Winter/Spring I 2023)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Winter/Spring II 2023)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Summer I 2022 & Summer I 2023)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer II 2022 & Summer II 2023)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Winter/Spring I 2023

Instructor: TBD

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 1/3/2023 – 02/27/2023

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

PHYS 501 Syllabus