MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS EQUATIONS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2018/2019
2020/2021
Regulations
DM270
MAT/07 (MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS "FELICE CASORATI"
Course
MATHEMATICS
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2021 - 11/06/2021)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
56 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
TOSCANI GIUSEPPE (titolare) - 4 ECTS
ROSSO RICCARDO - 2 ECTS
Prerequisites
Differential and integral calculus in multiple dimensions. Elements of classical mechanics.
Learning outcomes
Aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the study of the main equations of mathematical physics, using almost exclusively classical tools of mathematical analysis.
Course contents
Classical vector analysis. Partial differential equations of first and second order.

Extended summary

Reminders on vectorial calculus, gradient, curl and divergence. Divergence theorem. Stokes's theorem. Green's formuals. Orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems. Transport equations. Partial differential equations of the second order. Classification. Elliptic equations. Laplace equation, the mean value theorem, the maximum principle. Introduction to complex analysis (analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann formulas). Dirichlet and Neumann problems for the circle. Parabolic equations. Heat diffusion. Exact solutions and the method of similarity. Heat diffusion: resolution of the Cauchy problem using the one-dimensional Fourier method. Initial-boundary value problem for the heat equation: the method of separation of variables. Hyperbolic equations. The wave equation. Vibrations of membranes. Introduction to the mechanics of fluids.
Teaching methods
Lectures
Reccomended or required readings
Enrico Persico, INTRODUZIONE ALLA FISICA MATEMATICA, Bologna : Zanichelli, 1971, third ed.
Assessment methods
Examination is only oral and will be based on lessons learned. The student will have to demonstrate that he has achieved full understanding of the themes and has thus achieved the training objectives of the course.
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030