PSF50 Advanced Studies in Classical Physics

Module code: PSF50


ECTS Credit Points:
20

Module Type:
Compulsory


Year:
1st

Language: Greek

Learning Outcomes: The successful completion of PSF50 aims at the following scientific objectives,
-Derivation of the equations of motion through Variational Principles.
-Complete determination and analysis of the motion of physical systems in configuration space through the solution of Lagrange’s Equations.
-Complete determination and analysis of the motion of physical systems in phase space through the solution of Hamilton’s equations. Poisson Brackets formalism.
-Analysis and complete solution of the problem of small oscillations (Normal Modes).
-Lagrangean and Hamiltonian formulation of Continuum Mechanics for mechanical systems and Classical Field Theory.
-Maxwell’s equations for Electrodynamics and their solution for various macroscopic physical systems.
-Study of Emission and Absorption of Electromagnetic Waves.
-Study and complete analysis of the electromagnetic properties of physical systems, Conductors, Dielectrics and materials with magnetic properties.
-Formulation and analysis of the kinematic and electromagnetic behavior  of physical systems in the framework of Special Relativity.
-Study and solution of problems related to radiation phenomena of accelerating electric charges.

Subjects covered:
1. Advanced Studies in Classical Mechanics
2. Advanced Studies in Classical Electrodynamics

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed
here.

Teaching Method: Distance education with six Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of six written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available
here.