Track 1A Follower Enrollment 2021-2022
Upper division (junior/senior) and lower division (fresher/sophomore) undergraduate students who intend to get enrolled in academic courses, learn advanced physics, and take part in outreach activities of Community of Physics (CP) in the forthcoming year, should get enrolled through the ongoing procedure of “Track 1A Follower Enrollment 2021-2022”.
As mentioned earlier, PHY 111 will teach the necessary mathematics and philosophy of science to study classical mechanics and classical electromagnetism. This includes single-variable, multivariable, vector, and tensor calculus. It will also teach differential equations and Fourier analysis.
In PHY 810, the focus will be on classical mechanics of particles and fields. This two-year-long course, split in four quartiles, is designed to teach one of the important core subjects of physics with exceptional details.
The first segment of the course, PHY 811, will start from Newton’s law and explore concepts of mass, energy, momentum, different forces, and applications of the theory to tackle oscillations, projectile and gravitation related problems along with the necessary mathematics.
The second segment, PHY 812, continues to explore mechanics focusing on analytical mechanics with significant rigor. Developing the theory of Lagrangian mechanics, one will apply it to study motion under central force, mechanics in non-inertial frame, mechanics of rigid bodies, and coupled oscillation.
The third segment, PHY 813, introduces dynamics by developing theories of Hamiltonian mechanics, canonical transformation, Hamilton-Jacobi theory and apply it to study mechanics of periodic systems, classical perturbation theory, non-linear mechanics and chaos, special theory of relativity, and control theory. This quartile mostly shows an emphasis on application of Hamiltonian dynamics.
The fourth and the final segment, PHY 814, explores the most advanced topics of classical mechanics to date, which includes classical field theory, acoustics, theory of elasticity, fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics, and ends by developing the theory of quantum mechanics.