Mathematical Methods in Physics 1

Experimental Foundations: Perform experiments that were significant milestones in the development of physics.

Studies in Physics and other quantitative and analytical disciplines rely strongly on the tools of differential and integral calculus. This course is a prerequisite for the Physics courses that require calculus for a complete understanding and are taught at the university from the second semester onwards. 

Though calculus is covered in some detail in plus 2 maths, it is taught in a way that encourages students to regurgitate procedures of solving calculus problems in a mechanical way. After an introduction to vectors, linear algebra and series and sequences, this course gives students a real feel for the principles behind calculus and its applications to problems in physics, biology, economics etc. Important theorems in calculus are introduced and applied to solve problems in an intuitive way.