# PHY402/404 Probability and Linear Spaces

# Mon-Wed 9:30-10:45 B&L 208B

# First Class Jan 23; No class Jan 18 Due to Prelim Exam

# S. G. Rajeev

This is a one semester course divided into two halves for
historical reasons. Some knowledge of statistical physics and
quantum mechanics will be assumed.
There will be a final exam for examinations each half of the
course. There will also be some
homework assignments. The exam and the homeworks will have
roughly equal weights.

My office hours will Wednesday 11:00-12:00 am. I encourage all
students to come and talk to me at this time.

Your TA for the course will be Fricke Tobin. He will mainly be
grading the homeworks. He has a
webpage
on this course as well.

The syllabus is
here

PHY402 Final Exam and Solutions

PHY404/404 Problems New Problems April 21st 2006.

### Office Hours Mondays 11:00am to 12:00 noon B&L 351

Everyone should see me at least once a month.
### PHY402 Final Exam Wednesday March 22nd 9:30-10:45

There is no required textbook for the course. For PHY402, you might
find it useful to consult the book " Probability Theory: A
Concise Course" by Yu. A. Rozanov. If this looks too elementary
to you, read the review article " Stochastic Problems in Physics and
Astronomy" by S. Chandrashekhar Reviews of Modern Physics Volume
15, Page 1, 1943. Also, the first two chapters of the book "Optical Coherence
and Quantum Optics" by Mandel and Wolf ( Cambridge Univ Press) is useful.

For PHY404 (LINEAR VECTOR SPACES) it will be useful to consult elementary linear algebra textbooks (Strang is the author of a populat text; S. Lang is another one). At a more advanced level "Principles of Advanced Mathematical Physics" by R. D. Richtmyer will be useful. The course will be intermediate in level between
these two extremes.