Prof. Kiessling's lecture notes
501, and permission of the instructor
The course introduces the student to classical (i.e. non-quantum) physics at a mathematically rigorous level. Newton's mechanics and Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics are covered, and Einstein's special relativity theory. (General relativity is touched up in the last lecture). The emphasis is on conceptual clarity in setting up a physical theory, and where the loose ends are in our understanding.
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