402-0869-00L  Qualitative Methods in Physics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersV. Geshkenbein
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0869-00 VQualitative Methods in Physics2 hrs
Tue11:45-13:30HPV G 5 »
V. Geshkenbein
402-0869-00 UQualitative Methods in Physics1 hrs
Wed14:45-15:30HIL B 21 »
V. Geshkenbein

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AbstractWe will discuss, how qualitative thinking allows to progress in different areas of physics, from classical to quantum mechanics, from phase transitions, to developed turbulence and Anderson localisation.
ObjectiveThe solution of most problems in theoretical physics begins with the application of the QUALITATIVE METHODS which constitute the most attractive and beautiful characteristic of this discipline. However, as experience shows, it is just these aspects which are most difficult for beginner. Unfortunately, the methods of theoretical physics are usually presented in a formal, mathematical way, rather than in the constructive form in which they are used in scientific work. The purpose of this lecture course is to make up this deficiency.
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ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersV. Geshkenbein
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Language of examinationEnglish
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Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
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