# Mathematical Methods in Physics III, fall 2012 (Fysiikan matemaattiset menetelmät III, syksy 2012)

### Lecturer

### Scope

10 cu.

### Type

Advanced studies. Common with theoretical physics (course code 53713) and mathematical physics at

the department of mathematics.

### Prerequisites:

The previous mathematical methods courses in physics or

the basic and intermediate courses in mathematics.

A first course in algebra is recommended.

### General:

The program of the course includes an introduction to group theory, topology, and geometry for applications in physics. The aim is to give tools for studies in quantum physics: Particle physics,

atomic and nuclear physics, condensed matter theory.

### Lectures:

Monday and Tuesday 10 - 12, periods 1-2, in B121/Exactum. First lecture: Monday, September 3.

### Examination:

Written examination: December 14, 8.30am - 12.30 noon in Exactum A111 and B123. Additional credits from solved home work problems.

NEXT EXAMINATION: March 5, 12.00 - 16.00 in Exactum A111 and B123.

### Course material:

The lecture notes by Claus Montonen/Esko Keski-Vakkuri/Jouko MickelssonFYMM III \

to be extended later

with additions by Marco Panero and by JM.

Additional useful reading (not compulsory):

H.F. Jones Groups, Representations and Physics (IOP Publishing, 1998); M. Nakahara Geometry, Topology and Physics (IOP Publishing, 2003). W. Fulton, J. Harris: Representation theory. A first course. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 129. Readings in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991

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### Laskuharjoitukset/Exercise classes

Wednesdays 10 - 12 in PHY D114. First session September 12.

Instructor: Henri Sulku, e-mail henri.sulku at helsinki.fi