## Fall Term 2024 (1890)

### PHYS 244 - Classical Mechanics I

3 units (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

An intermediate course in classical mechanics, which covers several applications that are critical to a wide variety of different fields of physics including: simple, damped, and driven harmonic oscillators; coupled oscillators, conservative forces, and energy. The central part of the course introduces the calculus of variations and Lagrangian mechanics, including its application to the two-body, central force problem and Noether's theorem, which connects symmetries with conservation laws. Hamiltonian mechanics is also briefly introduced. The course concludes with the application of the linear wave equation to mechanical waves: the superposition principle, wave interference, and standing waves. Prerequisite: PHYS 124 or PHYS 144 or EN PH 131. Corequisites: MATH 102 or 125 or 127 or equivalent; MA PH 251 or MATH 201 or MATH 334 or MATH 336.

LECTURE A01 (53584)

2024-09-03 - 2024-12-09

TR 08:00 - 09:20

### PHYS 472 - Quantum Mechanics B

3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics; quantization of angular momentum; matrix representations, spin and parity; approximation methods; perturbation theory; variational and other methods; applications; scattering theory; systems of identical particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 372, and MA PH 251 or MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent, and MATH 311 or 411 or MA PH 351.

LECTURE A01 (47523)

2024-09-03 - 2024-12-09

MWF 09:00 - 09:50

## Winter Term 2025 (1900)

### MA PH 451 - Mathematical Methods for Physics II

3 units (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Application to problems in physics of method of steepest descent, Fourier and Laplace transforms; boundary-value problems, integral equations, and Green's functions. Prerequisites: either MA PH 351 or both of MATH 337 and MATH 311 or MATH 411.

LECTURE B01 (70070)

2025-01-06 - 2025-04-09

TR 12:30 - 13:50