Spring 2021 - PHYS 211 D100

Intermediate Mechanics (3)

Class Number: 2664

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Review of vectors and curvilinear coordinates
  2. Review of Newton's laws; techniques for solving F=ma
  3. Momentum and Angular Momentum
  4. Energy and Work
  5. Potentials and Fields - Conservative forces
  6. Calculus of Variations; Euler-Lagrange equations
  7. The Lagrangian and generalized coordinates
  8. Constraints and Lagrange multipliers
  9. Symmetries and Conservation laws; Noether's theorem
  10. Central forces - Gravitation
  11. Non-inertial reference frames and forces
  12. Rotational motion of rigid bodies
  13. Hamilton's equations (if time permits)


Mode of Teaching:
Lecture: synchronous (will be recorded for access any time)
Midterm(s): synchronous; date: TBA
Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Grading

NOTES:

TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Recommended texts:
Introduction to Classical Mechanics, Author: David Morin
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521876223

Classical Mechanics, 1st edition
Author: Taylor, University Science Books, ISBN: 9781891389221

Required computer resources:

• reliable high-speed internet access

• computer or tablet with webcam and 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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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).