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LECTURES, CLASSES AND TUTORIALS


Alexander Schekochihin

Lectures: A1 (2nd year), Adavnced Fluid Dynamics (MMathPhys)
Tutorials: Papers CP3/4 (1st year), A1 (2nd year) and MMathPhys Dissertation (4th year)
Merton MMathPhys Seminar (4th year)

  Hilary Term 2018

NOTES: If you are meeting me in ThPhys-2.5 (this is in 1 Keble Road, R. Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics) and there is no one at the reception to let you in, please ring my mobile phone 07766138996 or office 01865 273 980.

Please attempt your problem sheets before the class, so we could deal with some of the arising problems in class. If you do not do that, it may turn out to be difficult for you to follow the discussion in class or to finish your homework on time. Please make sure you have your problem sheets with you in class.
 
Please turn in your homework by leaving it in the pidgeon hole of Glenn Wagner, who will be helping with the marking this term. Glenn and I cannot guarantee that work that is turned in late will be looked at. He will forward your homeworks to me and I will either leave them in your pidges or bring them to the tute. In the case of the latter eventuality, please make notes for yourselves while doing the homeworks to make sure you have a programme for what to discuss during the tutes. Note that Glenn also serves as a graduate mentor and you are encouraged to request appointments with him (although not guaranteed that he will have time for you) if after the tutes are done you are still having difficulties with the material.      

CP3/4: I will cover the collection and problem sets HT-2, HT-4, HT-5 and HT-7. Prof Christopher Ramsey will do the rest, including vacation work, which should be pifged to him. Please arrange your schedule (and process for turning in homework) with him directly.

CP3/4: Graham Ross's notes on Wave Motion
CP3/4: On Vector Calculus, I recommend Ramin Golestanian's lecture notes
CP3/4: Problem Sheets for HT-18 (the same as last year, although I may make some minor updates, which I will let you know about)

A1: Course webpage
clericsMS293.jpg
A sketch of students (or, perhaps, fellows) in
a manuscript of William of Ockham's
commentary on Aristotle's Physics
(MS293 from the Merton College library,
image courtesy of J. Walwarth)
.

Week
Date
Time
Place
Year
Class/Tute
Notes
I
Mon 15 Jan 10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 1



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 2


Tue 16 Jan
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-1
We will discuss the collection paper
and any questions arising from
your inter-term revision efforts.

Wed 17 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-1


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-1 We will discuss the collection paper
and any questions arising from
your inter-term revision efforts.

Thu 18 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-2

Fri 19 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-3


19:00
Savile Rm
All
Roger Bacon Society Dinner
President David Hosking
II
Mon 22 Jan
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 3


16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 4



20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar
Jennifer Friske

Tue 23 Jan
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin
PS-4 (vac work) due upon your arrival
to Oxford


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland

Wed 24 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-4


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Lucy Biddle, Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre  PS-4 (vac work) due upon your arrival
to Oxford

Thu 25 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-5


17:30-19:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce PS-4 (vac work) due upon your arrival
to Oxford

Fri 26 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-6


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-2
HT-2 (try it before class, prepare questions)
3D multiple, line and surface integrals
Normal modes
Rigid rotation
III
Mon 29 Jan
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 5



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 6



17:30-19:00
Hwakins Rm
1, 2
Special class on Galilean space-time
Prof Simon Saunders

Tue 30 Jan
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald
HT-2 due Sun 28 Jan @23:59

Wed 31 Jan
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-7

Fri 2 Feb
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-2
PS-5 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Fundamentals of Stat Mech;
stat mech of the ideal gas

Sat 3 Feb
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee HT-2 due Sun 28 Jan @23:59
IV
Mon 5 Feb
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 7



16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 8



20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar


Tue 6 Feb
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-2: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin PS-5 due Sun 4 Feb @23:59


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-2: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland

Wed 7 Feb
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-2: Lucy Biddle, Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre

Thu 8 Feb
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-11 Open systems


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-2: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce PS-5 due Sun 4 Feb @23:59

Fri 9 Feb
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-12 Open systems


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-3
HT-4 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Vector calculus:
differentiation in index notation
Gauss and Stokes Theorems
Wave equation; separation of variables
V
Mon 12 Feb
10:00-11:00
Fisher Rm DWB 4 MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 9


16:00-17:00
Fisher Rm DWB
4
MMathPhys: MHD Lecture 10



17:00
TS Eliot LT
All
The 26th Occam Lecture & Dinner Prof Irene Tracey

Wed 14 Feb
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-13 Open systems


16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee HT-4 due Sun 11 Feb @23:59


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Thu 15 Feb
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-14 Quantum gases


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-3 PS-6 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Applications of Stat Mech;
open systems

Fri 16 Feb
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-15 Quantum gases


17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-4
HT-5 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Vector calculus: integrals
Dispersion
Vector calculus & waves in EM and hydrodynamics
VI
Mon 19 Feb
20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar


Tue 20 Feb
11:15-13:15
Beecroft Rm
4
MMathPhys: MHD Problem Class



17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-3: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin PS-6 due Sun 18 Feb @23:59


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8 2
Tute-3: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland

Wed 21 Feb
12:00-13:00 Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-16 Quantum gases


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Lucy Biddle, Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre PS-6 due Sunn 18 Feb @23:59

Thu 22 Feb
12:00-13:00 Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Mechanics Lecture-17 Quantum gases


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce PS-6 due Sun 18 Feb @23:59

Fri 23 Feb
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-4
PS-7 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Quantum gases
VII
Wed 28 Feb
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee
HT-5 due Sat 25 Feb @23:59 to A. Bott
(this problem set is quite difficult
and may require
independent study;
you have two weeks to do it,

don't leave it until the last day)


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-3: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald
VIII
Mon 5 Mar
20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar


Tue 6 Mar
17:00-18:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin PS-7 due Sat 3 Mar @23:59
(this problem set is long and difficult,
do not leave it until the last day!)


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland

Wed 7 Mar
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Lucy Biddle, Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre

Thu 8 Mar
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce

Fri 9 Mar
14:00-16:00 Grove 1.8
2
Stat Phys Class-5
PS-8 (try it before class, prepare questions)
Real gases, phase transitions,
revision of Stat Mech











1
Vacation work: HT-7
Tute in TT-2018 (with C. Ramsey)




2
Vacation work: PS-8
Tute in TT-2018