Module Identifier 
PH16010 
Module Title 
THEORETICAL PHYSICS 1 
Academic Year 
2007/2008 
Coordinator 
Dr Eleri Pryse 
Semester 
Intended for use in future years 
Next year offered 
N/A 
Next semester offered 
N/A 
Other staff 
Dr Eleri Pryse 
PreRequisite 
Normal entry requirements for Part I Physics 
Mutually Exclusive 
PH16520 
Course delivery 
Lecture  20 lectures 

Other  Weekly Workshops 
Assessment 
Assessment Type  Assessment Length/Details  Proportion 
Semester Exam  2 Hours end of semester examination  60% 
Semester Assessment  Test at the end of Michaelmas term  10% 
Semester Assessment  Course Work: Example Sheets. Deadlines are given in the Year 1 Example Sheet schedule distributed by the Department.  30% 

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand elementary mathematical problemsolving techniques

Apply the methods required to answer straightforward problems in Physics
Brief description
Mathematical problem solving is a fundamental skill in Physics that is also highly valued in the workplace. This module is aimed at enabling students to apply the mathematical techniques required to solve physical problems. Provision will be through lectures, weekly workshops and example sheets.
Physics Joint Honours students are encouraged to attend PH16520 lectures and workshops in the second semester.
Content
Foundation Topics:
Polynominal arithmetic, algebra, equations, partial fractions, trigonometry, Binominal series, differentiation, integration, functions.
Complex Numbers
Hyperbolic Functions
Determinants and matrices
Vectors
Differentiation
Reading Lists
Books
** Recommended Text
K.A. Stroud Engineering Mathematics
MacMillan
** Supplementary Text
M.L. Boas Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
Wiley
Notes
This module is at CQFW Level 4