Fall 2023 - PHYS 413 D100
Advanced Mechanics (3)
Class Number: 1440
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
1 778 782-4826
Prerequisites:PHYS 384 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-.
Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics. Quantitative.
• 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
- Assignments 40%
- Midterm 15%
- Final Exam 45%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Mechanics: Volume 1, 3rd edition
Author: Landau, Lifshitz
*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.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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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