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Syllabus for

Academic year
FUF015 - Advanced classical physics
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 17 - FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Oral examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c    

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Per Salomonson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Courses in mechanics correspondning to FFM515 nad FFM520. The course FFM232.

Aim

To present the most useful methods in classical mechanics for particles and fields.

Content

Variational calculus. Tensor notation.
The most important concepts and methods of analytical mechanics, i.e.
the principles of D'Alembert, Hamilton, and Jacobi; Lagrange's and
Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, the connection
between symmetries and conservation laws. Treatment of systems with
constraints. Applications to relativistic particles and field theories,
e.g. spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone bosons, Higgs' phenomenon,
solitons.

Organisation

Lectures

Literature

Recommended literature: "Classical Mechanics, third edition"
by Goldstein, Poole, and Safko.

Examination

Home assignments and oral examination


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