Continuum physics describes the macroscopic physical world around us. Whereas a course of analytical mechanics is almost a standard part of physicists’ education, physics of continuous media is a course much harder to come by, The enormous progress of quantum physics has almost eliminated macroscopic phenomena from the physics curriculum. Nonetheless, research in engineering, geophysics, materials science, and biology demands increased mastery of its methodology.
The course aims to offer a modern, unified introduction to the basic concepts and phenomenology of continuous macroscopic systems. Emphasis is placed equally on intuition and formalism with examples from geophysics, astrophysics and other fields.
The course is intended for physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, engineering and geophysics advanced undergraduate students. The mathematical prerequisites are modest and are developed further as the need arises.
email: | rozman@phys.uconn.edu |
phone: | 860 486 5827 |
office: | P327, Physics Building |
office hours: | TBA and by arrangement |
Highly recommended: make copies of homework assignments for your own files. (A copy machine is in the main physics office. It is available for you for free.)
The course grade will be calculated using the following scheme.
Homework | 40% |
Midterms | 30% |
Final exam | 30% |
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