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Orario di ricevimento
The aim of the course is to provide the basic tools of Mathematical Analysis useful in the study of the differential equations of Classical Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
Complex analysis. Special functions. Fourier series. Convolution. Fourier transform. Distributions and Dirac delta. Laplace transform. Elements of Calculus of Variations.
Holomorphic functions and harmonic functions. Cauchy's theorem. Laurent series. Residue theorem. Jordan Lemma. Calculation of integrals by means of residue theorem.
Reminder on series expansion. Complete orthonormal systems. Parseval formula and inversion formula. Fourier series in real and complex form.
Fourier transform and applications
Parseval formula and inversion formula. Convolution of functions. Applications to the resolution of the heat, wave and Schroedinger equation. Calculation of Fourier transforms with the residue theorem. Gaussian function. Lorentzian function. Voigt function. Distribution of Fourier transforms. Distributions. Definition and simple properties. Approximation of the Dirac delta distribution.
Functions of Laguerre, Legendre, Bessel. Spherical harmonics.
Elements of Calculus of Variations
Functional derivative. Euler-Lagrange equation.
Application of the Laplace transform to the solution of ordinary differential equations with boundary or initial conditions.
Basic mathematical analysis: differential calculus for functions of one or several variables, ordinary and partial differential equations, integral calculus.
Lectures and exercises.
Textbook and teaching resource
K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson and S. J. Bence. Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, Cambridge University Press.
Further material will be suggested or distributed during the course.
First Semester 2018-19
Written exam: exercises and problems with open questions.
Oral exam: discussion of the written exam; solution of further exercises can be required; questions on definitions, statements and (selected) proofs of theorems.
It is possible to take the oral exam even if the result of the written exam is not sufficient.