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 II 2024)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Summer I 2024)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Summer II 2024)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Fall I 2024)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Fall II 2024)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Winter/Spring I 2025)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Winter/Spring I 2024

Instructor: TBD

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 2/27/23 – 4/22/23

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option Available: Yes

PHYS 501 Syllabus: Coming Soon!

Master of Science in Physics in Education

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction