Postby **bluefire** » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:03 am

The Mechanics course I'm taking is intermediate level. We cover the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism.In fact, we are covering that material right now. I am scheduled to take a mathematical physics course first semester of next year. In fact, I'm scheduled to take a year of complex analysis next year also. I plan to take a PDE course next year also.

My senior year I am scheduled to take,I believe, advanced mechanics (at the level of Goldstein, the course uses Fetter's Theorectical Mechanics of Particles and Continua,is that at the same level of Goldstein?). I am also scheduled to take advanced electromagnetism(at the level of Griffiths Introduction to Electrodynamics) and advanced quantum mechanics(at the level of Griffiths Introduction to Quantum Mechanics). As for math courses, I will have the opportunity to take tensor calculus(Calculus on Manifolds) by the first semester of my senior year.

Does anyone know if Goldstein's mechanics is equivalent to Fetter? Is Jackson's electromagnetism equivalent to Griffiths electromagnetism?

Is my preparation "good enough" for a top graduate school or graduate school in general?

Thanks, Relativist for answering my earlier post.

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bluefire on Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am, edited 1 time in total.