PHYS 320: Mathematical Physics 
Seth MajorOffering "...sparking Legendre magic in [your] soul" since at least 2001! (Thanks to Ryan Tamburrino) Course information (pdf):Special functions presentation info Questions, Problems and Reading (pdf):Some recent topics:
Handy links:The NIST Digital library of Mathematical Functions. Referenced links:Curious to see more on the growth and energy discussion? I started with a article in Physics Today (July 2016). Tom's Murphy's Peak Oil piece on Tom's Do the Math blog  I am a fan. A more careful statement (pdf) of the existance and uniqueness of solutions. Here is pdf of the slope field example we discussed  but did not see!  in class. The mathematica intro document in pdf and nb forms. Here's a link to the carbon capture article about Climeworks I mentioned on Feb 12. Reading (3.9 MB pdf) on SturmLiouville theory from Arfken and Weber. Michael Berry's Physics Today article on Special Functions. Reading on the Frobenius method from Arfken. An example of the method starts on page 395. Dirac Notation Primer (There is also a little bit on the notation in Boas, see page 181.) The 2019 Special Functions presentation list. A video of standing waves on a soap film disk. The Bessel functions are identified. The background music may be safely ignored. Info on the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) power spectrum. Here is some old COBE images and new Planck result including polarization data, WMAP (5 yr results). The black body spectrum from COBE which helped win the 2006 Nobel Prize BBC news on the Earth's geoid. Here's a page with the expansion of the Earth's gravitational potential in terms of associated Legendre polynominals. Lovely Simulations of hydrogenic orbitals from falstad.com
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