Introduction to Continuum Physics
PHYS 4421 
Spring semester 2010 
 Course schedule
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 Course description
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 Class pictures
 Questions

Is this continuum physics course for me?
Can I afford the textbook?
How is the course graded? I have to skip next lecture?
Dog ate my homework?
How much programming needed?
Should I submit my code along with the
computational exercises?
 TEXTBOOK:

B.
Lautrup,
Physics of Continuous Matter,
Exotic and everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World
All chapter and section
numbers refer to the
textbook, unless stated otherwise.
This course is the prepublication test run of the 2. edition.
Your active participation in improving the book is very much encouraged.

 PREREQUISITES:
 A basic background in calculus, ordinary differential equations and classical mechanics.
Weekly homework assignments require both analytic
and numerical work, so familiarity with a programming language is a
plus.
 TEACHING METHOD:
 Three lectures
and a homework problem set per week.
 GRADING:
 A midterm and a final exam; the grades will be based on these exams (40%/60%). Homework assignments will be posted on the web every Friday. Homeworks are required, they prepare you for the exams. They will not be graded (the textbook contains solutions), but we will have an inclass discussion of difficulties you may have encountered.

 START:
 Monday Jan 11 2010, 2:05 in Howey S204
 PLACE AND TIMES:
 Howey S204, MWF 2:052:55pm