PHY2004W: Intermediate Physics
PHY2004W is a second-year course, aimed primarily at students who are majoring in physics.
Dr Sahal Yacoob
PHY1004W, a full first-year course in Mathematics, and MAM2000W or (MAM2004H and MAM2046W) as corequisite.
MECHANICS: Review of Newton's Laws; inertial and non-inertial frames; transformations; equations of motion for 1D systems; oscillations; resonance; non-linear systems; Euler's equation; Lagrange's equation; generalized coordinates and constrained systems, Hamiltonian formalism, phase space and Liouville's theorem; eective potentials; planetary motion; systems of particles; angular momentum; collisions; rigid bodies; coupled oscillators; wave equation; special relativity, relativistic mechanics.
ELECTROMAGNETISM: Vector calculus (div, grad, curl), electrostatics, special techniques for potentials, electric fields in matter, magnetostatics, magnetic fields in matter, current, Ohm's law, circuits, electromagnetic induction, electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations.
QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrdinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods.
LABORATORY: Practical work in PHYLAB2.
- Sahal Yacoob, RW James 5.06
- Katie Cole, RW James 4.04
- Mark Blumenthal, RW James 5.03
- Spencer Wheaton, RW James 4.T4