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4 units

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This course is intended to introduce students to the basic techniques for solving partial differential equations that commonly occur in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics. Tools that will be developed include separation of variables, Fourier series and transforms, and Sturm-Liouville theory. Examples (including the heat equation, Laplace equation, and wave equation) will be drawn from different areas of physics. Through examples, students will gain a familiarity with some of the famous special functions arising in mathematical physics. Prerequisite: MATH 53 or 63. Completing PHYSICS 40 or 60 sequences helpful.

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**Pranav Rajpurkar** is a PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford, working on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare. He was previously a Stanford undergrad ('16).

**Brad Girardeau** got his B.S, M.S. degrees in computer science at Stanford ('16, '17). When not thinking about computer security, he can be found playing violin or running across the Golden Gate Bridge.

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