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Module MA2341: Advanced Classical Mechanics I

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
Michaelmas term 2017-18
Contact Hours
11 weeks, 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
 
Lecturer
Prof Sergey Frolov
 
Learning Outcomes
Module Content
  • Generalized coordinates and forces, Lagrangian, Hamilton’s principle, Lagrange's equations, Constrained dynamics
  • Conservation laws and Noether’s theorem
  • Motion in one dimension and central potential
  • Oscillations: Equilibrium and motion near equilibrium
  • Rigid body motion, Euler equations
    Notes on Langrangian Mechanics
Module Prerequisite
MA1242 - Mechanics I

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Assessment Detail
This module will be examined jointly in a 2-hour examination in Trinity term. Continuous assessment will contribute 20% to the final grade for the module at the annual examination session. Supplemental exams if required will consist of 100% exam