Course 241

Advanced Mechanics

Sergey Cherkis




Instructors


Sergey Cherkis
Office: 19.31 Hamilton Building
Phone:  01 608 3453
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3
E-mail: cherkis@maths.tcd.ie
Graders:
Odd Numbered Homework Sets are graded by:
Thomas Corcoran
E-mail:thomascorcra@gmail.com

and
Even Numbered Homework Sets are graded by:
David Barrett
E-mail: dabarret@tcd.ie


Class Meetings

Lectures: Tuesday
12:00-12:50 Salmon Lecture Theatre
1

Wednesday
11:00-11:50 Salmon Lecture Theatre
1
Problem Session: Friday
9:00-9:50 Maxwell
5


Course Description

First part is devoted to classical mechanics


Second and third parts continue with classical mechanics of continuous systems and fields and introduce special theory of relativity and conclude with the introduction to quantum mechanics.

Books

Classical Mechanics:

Required: L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, "Mechanics," Butterworth-Heinemann


Recommended:
  1. Herbert Goldstein, "Classical Mechanics," third edition, Addison Wesley
  2. V.I. Arnold, "Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics," Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

Relativity:

    L D Landau and  E M Lifshitz, "The Classical Theory of Fields" : Volume 2 (Course of Theoretical Physics Series),    
    Butterworth-Heinemann;


Quantum Mechanics:

  1. Richard P. Feynman and A. R. Hibbs,  "Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals,"  McGraw-Hill Companies
  2. Hagen Kleinert, "Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics, Statistics, and Polymer Physics, and Financial Markets," Third Edition, World Scientific Publishing Company
  3. L.S.Schulman, "Techniques and Applications of Path Integral," John Wiley &Sons, NY 1981

For Your Enjoyment (Intuitive and Beautiful Text):
  
  Richard Feynman, "Feymnam Lectures on Physics," Addison Wesley Longman (June 1970)


Exams 

  1. Test on November 1: 1 hour
  2. End of year Final exam: 3 hours

Grading

  • Homework
15%
  • Test

  • Final Exam
85%


Homework

problems will be given on Tuesdays and are due at the BEGINNING of the class on Tuesday the following week.
Students can collaborate on their homework, however, each student should hand in her or his own copy of solutions.

Problem Sets:

  First Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Friday, 21 October 2005)
  Second Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Friday, 28 October 2005)
  Third Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 8 November 2005)
  Fourth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 15 November 2005)
  Fifth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 22 November 2005)
  Sixth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 29 November 2005)
  Seventh Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 9 December 2005)

  Eighth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 20 January 2006)
  Ninth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 31 January 2006)
  Tenth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 7 February 2006)
  Eleventh Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 14 February 2006)
  Twelfth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 21 February 2006)
  Thirteenth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Wednesday, 1 March 2006)
  Fourteenth Problem Set in PDF and PS formats (due Tuesday, 7 March 2006)

  Fifteenth Problem Set in PDF format (due Tuesday, 25 April 2006)
  Sixteenth Problem Set in PDF and PS format (due Wednesday, 3 May 2006)







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