Fall 2021 - PHYS 413 D100

Advanced Mechanics (3)

Class Number: 1799

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5030, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 384, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Non-physics majors may enter with MATH 252; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

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

Course delivery: In person

Grading

  • Assignments 40%
  • Midterm 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

*Students can purchase textbooks from online retailers if e-book not available at SFU Bookstore.

*Access to highspeed internet, computer (ideally with a webcam), headset with a microphone.

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.