SI1145 Classical Theoretical Physics 6.0 credits
This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2023
Decision to discontinue this course:No information inserted
Content and learning outcomes
Variational methods; Green's functions
Analytical mechanics: Lagrange- and Hamilton formalism; tops; canonical transformations; Hamilton-Jacobi equations; Poisson brackets; applications to non-relativistic and relativistic mechanics and relation to quantum mechanics
Classical field theory: Euler- and Navier-Stokes equation, Maxwell and Einstein equation.
Intended learning outcomes
- understand and know how to use variational methods
- be able to use Green's function methods to solve certain problems with differential equations
- use the Lagrange and Hamilton formalism of mechanics
- solve specific problems using methods from analytical mechanics
- know fundamental equations of classical physics
Literature and preparations
Recommended: advanced course in mechanics; course on mathematical methods in physics (like SI1140).
F. W. Byron, R. W. Fuller: Mathematics of classical and quantum physics, Dover (1970)
G. Sparr and A. Sparr, Kontinuerliga system, Studentlitteratur, Lund
Additional material will be available on the course homepage.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN2 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SI1145
Main field of study
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