Mathematical Physics II (PH 24179)

Important Notice

Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak and the official closure of Sharif University of Technology (SUT), we will soon set up online class sessions (exactly at the times of the class schedule) as the official alternative. We will employ the SUT Virtual Class E-Course System accessible through the link. Please stay tuned for more information and instructions. Your active participation in the e-learning sessions are expected and welcome. Until further notice, there will be no recitation class sessions either. If you may have any questions regarding the course materials or homework assignments, please contact the instructor or TA through email. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and hope that you all stay healthy.

In the meantime, please consult the existing video lectures of the course (recorded several years ago at SUT): link

Most of the materials covered in the recorded class sessions will also apply for our course in this term.


Ali Rezakhani, Associate Professor at Departments of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (Homepage)

Weekly Schedule and Venue

Sat. & Mon.,13:30—15:00, vclass


Main Reference and Textbook

Main Reference
  • S. Hassani, Mathematical Physics—A Modern Introduction to Its Foundations (Springer, 2013)
other Refrences
  1. G. B. Arfken and H. J. Weber, Mathematical Methods for Physicists (Academic Press, 2005)
  2. S. Hassani, Mathematical Methods for Students of Physics and Related Fields (Springer, 2009)
  3. J. Mathews and R. L. Walker, Mathematical Methods of Physics (Benjamin, 1971)
  4. F. W. Byron Jr. and R. W. Fuller, Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics (Dover, 1970)
  5. K. Cahill, Physical Mathematics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  6. W. Appel, Mathematics for Physics and Physicists (Princeton University Press, 2007)
  7. S. Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right (Springer, 2015)
  8. D. S. Bernstein, Matrix Mathematics (Princeton University Press, 2009)
  9. B. Bollobas, Linear Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  10. I. M. Gel'fand, Lectures on Linear Algebra (Interscience, 1961)

Recitation Class

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Muhammad Ebrahimi, Undergraduate student at Sharif University of Technology doing double major in physics and mathematics. (Homepage)

Weekly Schedule

Thursday., 12:30 — 14:00, vclass


  • Homework Assignments (HAs) will be uploaded on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Due date for each HA is exactly one week after uploading it on the course webpage.
  • There will be pop quizzes in the recitation classes.
  • While it is reasonable to briefly discuss HAs with a classmate, your final written solution must represent your own intellectual work. Proper citations to external references used to prepare your solutions are necessary. Please note that copying solutions from any manual/guide or from solutions prepared by others is prohibited and considered as a case of academic misconduct. Your understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated.
  • Instructions for Preparing/Handing your HA
  • Put your name/student ID # on your HAs
  • Use paper parsimoniously to help save the trees. Electronic copies (in PDF format, prepared in a reasonable quality) are preferable and encouraged.

Grads and Exams

Grading Policy

Midterm + Final exams, overall constituting 16/20 of your final mark; Homework Assignments + Quizzes, overall constituting 4/20 of your final mark


Midterm exam: Monday, Nov.9/Aban.19, 12:00-15:00 pm.
Final exam : Monday, Jan.11/Dey.22, 9:00 am.



  • Homework, set 1. (Deadiine: Monday, Oct.19/Mehr.28)
  • Homework, set 2. (Deadiine: Monday, Oct.26/Aban.5)
  • Homework, set 3
  • Homework, set 4


  • Solution, set 1
  • Solution, set 2
  • Solution, set 3
  • Solution, set 4


Homepages and Course Materials

  • Mathematical Physics I (PH 24178), Winter-Spring 2020 (link)
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics I, Fall-Winter 2017 (link)
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics II, Winter-Spring 2015 (link)
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics I, Fall-Winter 2013 (link)