Fall 2017 - PHYS 413 D100

Advanced Mechanics (3)

Class Number: 1567

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 7, 2017
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 384, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Non-physics majors may enter with MATH 252, 310 and PHYS 211, with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Tutorial: Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:20am, AQ5004


Course Details:

• Generalized coordinates, principle of least action
• Conservation laws
• Motion in a central field, Kepler's problem, Scattering
• Small oscillations
• Motion of a rigid body
• Canonical formalism, Hamilton's equations, Poisson Brackets, Hamilton-Jacobi equation

Grading

  • Assignments 30%
  • Presentations, during tutorials (including attendance) 10%
  • Mid-term 20%
  • Final exam 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Mechanics: Volume 1, 3rd edition
Author: Landau, Lifshitz

Recommended text:
Classical Mechanics, 3rd edition
Author: Goldstein, Poole, Safko

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

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