By Prof. Samudra Roy |
IIT Kharagpur

Learners enrolled: 1079

Mathematical Methods in Physics- I is a basic course in physics for M.Sc (and/or B.Sc 3rd year) students which provides an overview of the essential mathematical methods used in different branches of physics. This course is mainly divided into two parts. In the first part we learn different aspects of the linear vector space which is the essential mathematical tool for quantum mechanics and can be applicable for many physical systems outside the domain of quantum mechanics. In the second part we cover complex analysis whose general application is vast. Students in 3rd year B. Sc or 1st year M. Sc are encouraged to take this course. All the assignments and the final examination will be of objective type.

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- Mathematical Methods for Physics by J. Mathews & R.L Walker
- Mathematics for Physicists by P. Dennery & A. Krzywicki
- Mathematics for Quantum Mechanics by J.D Jackson
- Vector space and Matrix in Physics by M.C Jain
- A first course in Complex Analysis by D.G. Zill & P.D. Shanahan
- Complex Variable (Schaum’s Series) By M.R Spiegel
- Complex Variable and Application by R.V Churchill and J.W Brown
- Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by M.L.Boas

I did my PhD from CGCRI (a CSIR Lab) in 2009 and carried out my post-doctoral research from Hokkaido University, Japan and Max Planck Institute, Germany during 2009-2013. In 2013, I joined in the Physics Department, IIT-Kharagpur as an assistant professor and also associated with the Center for Theoretical Studies-IIT Kharagpur. My research field is nonlinear photonics.

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.

The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).

Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.

Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.

The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.

Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.

Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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