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MAT 560. Mathematical Physics I

Course Instructor: Mark McLean (markmclean AT

Monday, Wednesday 11:00pm-12:20pm, Physics P128.

Introduction to the Course

This is a mathematically rigorous course on classical (mathematical) physics. We will cover:


You need to have completed all of the graduate core courses or their equivalent.


Office Hours:


Homework 1 (Due Friday September 22nd).
Homework 2 (Due Friday October 6th).
Homework 3 (Due Friday October 20th).
Homework 4 (Due Friday November 10th).
Homework 5 (Due Friday December 1st).

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