Ph 229: Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics



S. Morita, Geometry of Differential Forms.

My office is 451 Lauritsen. My office hour is on Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.

TA: C. S. Park. Office hour: Monday, 4-5 p.m.

There will be no exams; instead there will be a homework problem set each week. It will be posted on this website each Wednesday and will be due a week later. Homework should be given directly to the TA or left in his mailbox (4th floor of Lauritsen, next to 452 Lauritsen). The TA will produce solution sets; you will find them outside of my office. Graded homework will be placed there as well. Grading will be done on the basis of the homework. If you need an extension, you should ask me in advance; without an extension late homework will not be graded.

Week 1      Week 2     Week 3     Week 4 – no HW    Week 5     Week 6  


Week 7 – no HW    Week 8     Week 9




M. Nakahara, Geometry, topology and physics (required)

T. Eguchi, P. Gilkey, A. Hanson, Gravitation, Gauge Theories, and Differential Geometry, Phys. Rept. 66 (1980), p. 213.

T. Frankel, The Geometry of Physics: An Introduction.

R. O. Wells, Differential analysis on complex manifolds (required)


Week 1         Week 2     Week 3 - no HW    Week 4      Week 5

Week 6         Week 7       Week 8