Physics after Electrical Engineering

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It's not typical to cover QM in an E&M course.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
It's not typical to cover QM in an E&M course.
what about relativistic E&M? MY class covered everything except the QM and the relativistic stuff. I don't see how any more can be covered. It seemed like a ton without it. Cramming too much in can at times be a bad thing. You want a chance to think really deeply about things.
 
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Hi (wow I didn't notice more replies...thanks guys :smile:)

The 1st year physics courses at IITK are introductory physics courses. The formalism isn't new for some of us who have read Griffiths' electrodynamics but there might be some new ideas thrown in. As for EM, I don't think there's anything absolutely new...but new ideas or old ones in a new presentation. The course does not have a name (its a core course) so even if they throw in a bit of QM, its not nonstandard. Perhaps this is not the practice in other places. Special relativity is introduced in PHY102 so its application to EM in PHY103 only seems natural as for many people who do not take EE/PHY or an electromagnetics course later, covariance and transformations will be new things.

I don't know why there is a star after QM :rolleyes:
 
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One more thing Vivek, usually the departement may not complete all the topics due to a lack of time. For example, in IIT-M, the PHY intro course covered only till "Energy and momentum of plane E.M. waves". Something similar happened in the first sem as well. I don't know how it is in IITK, but you might want to ask around to make sure.

And congrats for getting in :smile:
 
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siddharth said:
One more thing Vivek, usually the departement may not complete all the topics due to a lack of time. For example, in IIT-M, the PHY intro course covered only till "Energy and momentum of plane E.M. waves". Something similar happened in the first sem as well. I don't know how it is in IITK, but you might want to ask around to make sure.

Aah thats not a problem at all...you have to read yourself eventually...can't depend completely on someone to teach you. Good books exist and we can always sort things out with teachers here :smile:

And congrats for getting in :smile:

Thanks mate :smile:
 
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Hi everyone

Thanks for your comments. And if anyone else on this forum is in the same eigenstate as I am, then please feel free to use this thread to discuss..

Should you have anything to add to what has been discussed here, write back.

Cheers
Vivek
 
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Hi everyone

I am about to enter college & face a similar dilemma. I've enjoyed phy & maths as a student & was hoping to do bsc+msc in physics but was not very passionate. I was strongly advised against it & told that engineering physics would be a good option as it would keep avenues open in both pure & applied physics. However i failed to get into iits & could not find any other reputed colleges offering EP. I now have an option of going into a low reputed EP course or to pursue electronics &comm. eng. in iiit H. I was told that I could pursue studies in pure as well as applied physics after B.Tech in ECE , though the curriculum seems to offer hardly any physics courses there. Will careers in physics still be open after ECE in iiitH(which seems to be more specialised than other colleges), or should I join EP in a low rank college?
please help
 
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I would start with physics immediately. With that background you can later specialize in EE.
 

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