Introduction to Continuum Physics
PHYS 4421/8803
Spring semester 2013
 COURSE SCHEDULE
 ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS442113/schedule.xml
 COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ChaosBook.org/~predrag/courses/PHYS442113/post.html
 PLACE AND TIMES
 Howey S204, TT 12:05pm  1:25pm
 QUESTIONS

Is this continuum physics course for me?
I have to skip next lecture?
Dog ate my homework?
How much programming needed?
Should I submit my code along with the
computational exercises?
 INSTRUCTOR
 Predrag Cvitanović
Office: Howey W501 (office hours: ??day 1:302:30pm)
Phone: 404 487 8469
Email: predrag dot cvitanovic snail physics dot gatech dot edu
 TEXTBOOK

B.
Lautrup,
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 renumbered, 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

Fluid mechanics
films

notes
 PREREQUISITES
 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
plus.
 TEACHING METHOD
 Two lectures
and a homework problem set per week.
 GRADING

Homeworks,
a takehome midterm, 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.
 START

Tuesday Jan 8, 2013, 12:05pm in Howey S204