## Track 1 Follower Enrollment Spring 2024

Upper division (junior/senior) and lower division (fresher/sophomore) undergraduate students who intend to enroll in academic courses, learn advanced physics, and take part in outreach activities of Community of Physics (CP) in the forthcoming years, should get enrolled through the ongoing procedure of Track 1 Follower Enrollment Spring 2024.

Early application is open now and it will close on October 15, 2023.

##### What is the program structure of the Track 1?

On the successful completion of the enrollment process, the followers will get the opportunity to take part in the course “PHY 111: Prelusive Natural Philosophy”, where they (followers) get to learn all the necessary mathematics and physics to build a solid background in fundamental physics. Upon completion of the course successfully, the followers enroll in the “PHY 811: Advanced Classical Mechanics I” in order to continue the standard track toward the membership requirement. However, a follower with exceptional performance in PHY 111 may also get enrolled in “PHY 831: Advanced Quantum Mechanics I.” Note that failure to enroll in PHY 811 shall not necessarily expel a follower from CP, but may be sidelined to a non-standard track. Over the consecutive years, the follower shall have opportunities to enroll on courses on further topics. A total of 36 credits with coursework and research works comprises the completion of the Track 1 path.

##### When will the courses start?

PHY 111: Prelusive Natural Philosophy starts on Saturday, January 05, 2024. It is a six-month-long course spanning over only a single semi-annual term. On the other hand, PHY 811: Advanced Classical Mechanics I is the first segment of a four-segment course “PHY 810: Advanced Classical Mechanics.” The course PHY 810 starts on Friday, July 05, 2024.

##### Who can apply?

Enthusiastic upper division (junior/senior) and lower division (fresher/sophomore) undergraduate students majoring in Physics, Theoretical Physics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering residing near Dhaka, Bangladesh can get enrolled through Track 1 and take part in the above-mentioned courses. Undergraduate students majoring in other science and engineering fields should contact us at enrollment@cpbd.ac before applying.

##### What do Early Application and Regular Application mean?

Applicants who complete their application process before October 15, 2023, shall be considered as Early Applicants. Early applicants will enjoy the benefit of getting into the program with a higher probability as most of the attendees shall be chosen from the early applicants.

Applicants who complete their application process after October 15, 2023, before the usual deadline of November 15, 2023, shall be considered as regular Applicants.

##### How many followers shall be enrolled?

Upon availability, only **25** applicants will be chosen. However, vacancies are expected to fill up mostly from early applications, and there will be a small opening for regular applications.

##### How are the courses structured?

The classes of PHY 111 begin on January 05, 2024. The course consists of 24 classes (on Fridays, 4 hours each), 2 midterm examinations, and 1 final examination. Classes of PHY 111 end on June 14, 2024. The classes of PHY 810 start on July 05, 2024. In the course of PHY 810, there will be 96 classes (on Fridays, 4 hours each), 96 homework assignments, 8 midterm examinations, and 4 final examinations. The course ends on June 19, 2026. All the activities and classes will be conducted in person.

##### What can I expect from these courses?

Let us give you an overview of the first two courses. The rest of the details shall be provided as you go along.

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 the classical mechanics of discrete and continuous objects. This two-year-long course split into four segments, is designed to teach one of the important core subjects of physics with exceptional detail.

The first segment of the course, PHY 811, will start with 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 a central force, mechanics in noninertial frames, mechanics of rigid bodies, and coupled oscillation.

The third segment, PHY 813, introduces dynamics by developing theories of Hamiltonian mechanics, canonical transformation, and Hamilton-Jacobi theory and applying it to study mechanics of periodic systems, classical perturbation theory, non-linear mechanics and chaos, special theory of relativity, and control theory. This segment mostly shows an emphasis on the application of Hamiltonian dynamics.

The fourth and 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, and statistical mechanics, and ends by developing the theory of quantum mechanics.

##### How much will it cost?

Like all other courses offered by the Community of Physics, the courses offered through Track 1 are free of cost. There is a small application cost of BDT 100 for processing your application.

##### Will there be any recordings of the lectures available afterwards?

No, we have a strict policy of not making the recordings of the class lectures public. That is why you should not (and must not) miss the lectures.

##### How do I get enrolled through Track 1?

The prospective followers must complete their applications through the “Application Portal” for Track 1 Follower Enrollment Spring 2023. On the successful submission of their applications, the applicants will be added to a Google Classroom, where they will be asked to upload their academic documents (e.g., academic transcripts). In Google Classroom, the prospective followers will upload their answer scripts and sit for the “Track 1 Entrance Examination” (a take-home test of 100 marks). After finishing the aforesaid segments, the followers will be invited to schedule and attend an interview over Skype. Upon successful completion of all the above-mentioned segments, the “Track 1 Follower Enrollment Committee” will make the decision regarding the application. Accepted followers will be provided with CP Moodle accounts to access the courses they intend to enroll in.

##### How do I know whether I am selected or not?

The applicants of Track 1 will be informed through their emails. Therefore, all applicants are requested to keep an eye on their email inboxes. We suggest looking into the spam folder once in a while as the emails end up there sometimes.

##### Whom should I contact to for support?

For support, email us at enrollment@cpbd.ac

### Track 2

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