Spring 2023 - PHYS 211 D100
Intermediate Mechanics (3)
Class Number: 2817
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
1 778 782-4879
Prerequisites:MATH 251; MATH 232 or MATH 240; PHYS 255 or ENSC 380. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. Recommended Corequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310.
An intermediate mechanics course covering kinematics, dynamics, calculus of variations and Lagrange's equations, non-inertial reference frames, central forces and orbits, and rigid body motion. Quantitative.
- Review of vectors and curvilinear coordinates
- Review of Newton's laws; techniques for solving F=ma
- Momentum and Angular Momentum
- Energy and Work
- Potentials and Fields - Conservative forces
- Calculus of Variations; Euler-Lagrange equations
- The Lagrangian and generalized coordinates
- Constraints and Lagrange multipliers
- Symmetries and Conservation laws; Noether's theorem
- Central forces - Gravitation
- Non-inertial reference frames and forces
- Rotational motion of rigid bodies
- Hamilton's equations (if time permits)
Course details are tenative and are subject to change.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Introduction to Classical Mechanics, Author: David Morin
Cambridge University Press
Classical Mechanics, 1st edition
Author: Taylor, University Science Books, ISBN: 9781891389221
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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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.
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