Ongoing Course

•  Course also known as "Rudimentary Mathematical Methods of Physics" in SNU
•  Mon/Wed 12:30-13:45,    Bldg.56 Rm.105,    Slides to be available here if needed after the class.
•  This course aims to help students to learn for themselves and appreciate the mathematical tools
and concepts to be used in describing various physical phenomena.

Week 01-1.   Course Introduction (slides) + Known Typos in Boas, 3rd Ed. (pdf)
Week 02-1.   Infinite Series and Power Series, Complex Numbers (slides)
Week 02-2.   Complex Numbers (slides)
Week 03-1.   Complex Numbers, Linear Algebra (quiz) + 1st Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 03-2.   Linear Algebra (slides)
Week 04-1.   Linear Algebra (slides)
Week 05-1.   Linear Algebra (slides) + 2nd Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 05-2.   Linear Algebra, Tensor Analysis (I) (slides)
Week 06-1.   Partial Differentiation (slides)
Week 06-2.   Multiple Integrals (quiz)
Week 07-1.   Vector Analysis (slides) + 3rd Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 07-2.   Vector Analysis + Midterm Exam Logistics (slides)
Week 08-1.   Vector Analysis, Tensor Analysis (II) (quiz)
Week 08-3.   Midterm Exam (pdf) + Solution (pdf)   / Oct. 23 (Sat) 19:30-21:00 (via Zoom)
Week 09-1.   Fourier Series and Transforms + Term Project Paper How-To (slides)
Week 09-2.   Fourier Series and Transforms (slides)
Week 10-1.   Ordinary Differential Equations (slides) + 4th Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 10-2.   Ordinary Differential Equations (slides)
Week 11-1.   Ordinary Differential Equations + Term Project Presentation How-To (slides)
Week 11-2.   Ordinary Differential Equations (quiz)
Week 12-1.   Laplace Transforms (quiz) + 5th Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 12-2.   Dirac Delta Function, Green Function (quiz)
Week 13-1.   Brief Intro to Partial Differential Equations (slides)
Week 13-2.   Variational Calculus (quiz) + 6th Homework (pdf) + Solution (pdf)
Week 14-1.   Variational Calculus (slides) + Term Slides (all slides) + Vote (link)
Week 14-2.   Special Topics + Final Exam Logistics
Week 15-1.   Course Conclusion + Term Presentations
Week 15-3.   Final Exam   / Dec. 11 (Sat) 19:30-21:00 (56-105 & 106 & 521)

•  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we expect to utilize SNU's eTL system in three ways below:

(1) Class announcements: Please check your email regularly, and the course page on eTL.
(2) Online lectures: Please make sure to first log in to eTL, then access the Zoom online lecture link
via the Rudimentary Mathematical Methods of Physics course page. This is to let the eTL system
check your attendance automatically. Visit for more information about Zoom+eTL.
(3) Assignment submissions: Be ready to submit your homework and quiz through the assignment
submission links on the course page. More information during the classes.