Mathematics 3D03: Mathematical Physics II
(Winter, 2006)

Course Information

Course Objectives: The course continues Math3C03: Mathematical Physics I. The material covers methods of mathematical physics, with emphasis on functions of complex variables, integral transforms, probability distributions, and mathematical statistics. Blackboard, overhead, and laptop are used in lectures, for better visualization of analysis and examples. Tutorials and assignments include analytical problems of different levels.

Topics: functions of complex variable (6 weeks), integral transforms (2 weeks), probability and statistics (4 weeks).

Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky, HH-422, ext.23424, e-mail:

Teaching Assistant:
Marina Chugunova, HH-403, ext. 24411, e-mail:

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (13:30-14:20), PC/155
Tutorials: Monday (15:30-16:20), KTH/104; Tuesday (15:30-16:20), BSB/117
Office hours: Monday, Thursday (12:30-13:30), HH/422

Main textbooks:
"Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers" by D.A. McQuarrie (University Science Books, 2003)
McMaster Courseware "Mathematical Physics" by D. Pelinovsky (McMaster University, 2005)

Assignments: Six home assignments will be handed out in class on Monday every second week, starting the week of January 9, 2006. The assignments are due at 14:20 on Wednesday in the following week. Only five best assignments are counted towards the final mark. The texts for assignments, solutions and results will be posted on the course webpage.

Class Test: There will be two class tests on Thursdays: February 9 and March 9. Only the McMaster standard calculator Casio fx-991 is allowed on the tests.

Final Exam: The course is completed by a three-hour final examination. The date and location of the final exam will be announced by the registrar's office in mid-term.

Marking scheme:
Final exam (3 hrs) - 50%
Two class tests (50 min) - 40%
Five homework assignments - 10%

Senate Policy Statement: The course is regulated under the following documents: Statement on Academic Ethics and Senate Resolutions on Academic Dishonesty. Any student who infringes one of these resolutions will be treated according to the published policy. In particular, academic dishonesty includes (1) plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own, (2) improper collaboration in group work on home assignments, (3) copying or using unauthorized aids tests and examinations. It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty, refering to Academic Integrity Policy.