The course is for engineering and physics majors. You will learn how to build the solutions of important in physics differential equations and their asymptotic expansions.

The main topics include: 1. Introduction to asymptotic series. 2. Special functions. 3. Saddle point techniques. 4. Laplace method of solving differential equations with linear coefficients. 5. Stokes phenomenon.

The course instructors are active researchers in a theoretical solid state physics. Armed with the tools mastered while attending the course, the students will have solid command of the methods of tackling differential equations and integrals encountered in theoretical and applied physics and material science.

Useful but challenging course. Quite helpful for future progress in quantum mechanics.

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