Abridge course for Minor students | Department of Physics

Abridge course for Minor students

PHY207 is a bridge course specially designed for students who have already taken PHY101 and PHY102 instead of PHY103 and PHY104. The course supplements and develops their understanding of Newtonian physics and classical electromagnetism. 
The content is as follows: 
Review of Newtonian mechanics 
Solving planetary motion using a personal computer
A brief introduction to Lagrangian formulation of mechanics
Review of simple harmonic motion
Introduction to coupled oscillators and normal modes
Introduction to special theory of relativity, space-time diagrams and four vectors
Review of electrostatics and magnetostatics
Review of Maxwell’s equation
Wave equation from Maxwell’s equation, plane wave solution, polarization
Light as an electromagnetic wave

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