- Code MATH6211
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. In Sem 1 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participants.
This course introduces students to key concepts and techniques in mathematical physics. Topics will be taken from mathematical areas relevant to contemporary research in mathematical physics, and will typically be either a topic in Algebra or (Differential) Geometry. The course will be mathematical in nature and does not require a background in physics.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the fundamental concepts of a special topic in mathematical physics.
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of specific mathematical physics techniques.
- Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analysing, proving and explaining concepts from mathematical physics.
- Develop in-depth understanding of the material in order to be able to present new material to other students in an intelligible manner, and answer ad-hoc questions
An example topic covered in the course is "Lie Algebras, Representation Theory and Applications". In which case there will be written lecture notes loosely based on the textbook by JE Humphreys, "Introduction to Lie algebras and Representation Theory".
- Two written assignments (15% each) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Written open-book examination (55) [LO 2,3]
- Presentation (15) [LO 4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week (36 hours) as well as 12 hours of workshop time.
- Approximately 82 hours of self-study per semester which will include preparation for lectures and assessment tasks.
There are no course-specific inherent requirements.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Written lecture notes or prescribed textbooks, depending on topic
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