Track 1

Track 1 Follower Enrollment Autumn 2023

Graduate (masters) and undergraduate (junior/senior) 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 1 Follower Enrollment. Regular application is going on!

On the successful completion of the  enrollment process, the followers will get the opportunity to take part in the course “PHY 821: Advanced Classical Electromagnetism I”. Following the completion of two consecutive terms in the course, the followers will proceed to the standard track towards the membership requirement. However, a follower with an exceptional performance in PHY 821 may also get enrolled in “PHY 841: Advanced General Relativity I”. Note that failure to enroll in PHY 841 shall not necessarily expel a follower from CP, but may be sidelined to a non-standard track. On 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 Track 1 path. 

PHY 821: Advanced Classical Electromagnetism 1 starts on Saturday, July 08, 2023. This course is the first segment of a four-segment course “PHY 820: Advanced Classical Electromagnetism” spanning over two years. 

Graduate (masters) and undergraduate (junior/senior) 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 before applying.

There is no early application consideration for the Autumn session. All the applications will be regarded as regular applications.

Upon availability, only 15 applicants will be chosen. There will be a small opening for the applicants.

The classes of PHY 820 start on July 08, 2023. In the course of PHY 820, there will be 96 classes (on Saturdays, 4 hours each), 96 homework assignments, 8 midterm examinations, and 4 final examinations. The course ends on June 14, 2025. All the activities and classes will be conducted in-person.

Let us give you overviews on 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.

The two-year-long PHY 820 level integrated course on classical electromagnetism, is designed to teach one of the important core subjects of physics with exceptional details. The course curriculum of PHY 821 contains topics from electrostatics explaining electric multipoles, conducting and dielectric matter along with the necessary mathematics. PHY 822 continues electrostatics focusing on solving Laplace’s and Poisson’s Equations with significant mathematical content which includes theory of orthogonal functions, starts magnetostatics and gradually explicates magnetic force and energy, magnetic multipoles and magnetic matter. PHY 823 introduces dynamic and quasistatic fields discussing slowly varying limits of sources and fields to ac circuit theory, explores general electromagnetic fields which embraces conservation of energy, linear momentum, angular momentum and conservation laws in matter. This segment mostly shows an emphasis on application of electromagnetism and analyses the waves in vacuum, simple matter and dispersive medium. PHY 824 explores the most advanced topics of classical electromagnetism to date, which includes guided and confined waves, radiation and retardation, scattering and diffraction. This portion exhibits the deep connection between special theory of relativity and electromagnetism and introduces the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods that lead to electromagnetic field theory. Overall, the classical electromagnetism course that we offer is a challenging but rewarding one.

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. 

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.

The prospective followers must complete their applications through the “Application Portal” for Track 1 Follower Enrollment Autumn 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). 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.

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.

Track 2

Track 2 Follower Enrollment