Introduction to Continuum Physics
Spring semester 2013
- COURSE SCHEDULE
- COURSE DESCRIPTION
- PLACE AND TIMES
- Howey S204, TT 12:05pm - 1:25pm
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- Predrag Cvitanović
Office: Howey W501 (office hours: ??day 1:30-2:30pm)
Phone: 404 487 8469
E-mail: predrag dot cvitanovic snail physics dot gatech dot edu
Physics of Continuous Matter,
Exotic and Everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World
All chapter and section numbers refer to the textbook.
This preface explains what is different in the edition 2. Problems that
were in edition 1 are re-numbered, we will use only problems from edition 2.
- SUPPLEMENTARY READING
Roger Blandford and Kip Thorne,
Applications of Classical Physics
John Bush et al.,
MIT 1.63J/2.21J Fluid Dynamics
- A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations and classical mechanics.
Weekly homework assignments require both analytic
and numerical work, so familiarity with a programming language is a
- TEACHING METHOD
- Two lectures
and a homework problem set per week.
a take-home mid-term, and a final exam; the grades will be based on these (50%/20%/30%).
Exams and homeworks include problems mandatory
for graduate students, but optional ("bonus" = extra credit) for undergraduates.
Homework assignments will be posted on the web every Thursday, and
graded by students by next Tuesday.
Tuesday Jan 8, 2013, 12:05pm in Howey S204