Module MA2341: Advanced Classical Mechanics I
 Credit weighting (ECTS)
 5 credits
 Semester/term taught
 Michaelmas term 201718
 Contact Hours
 11 weeks, 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
 Lecturer
 Prof Sergey Frolov
 Learning Outcomes
 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
Books

Classical Mechanics:
Required: L.D.Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, "Mechanics," ButterworthHeinemann
Recommended:
 Herbert Goldstein, "Classical Mechanics," third edition, Addison Wesley
 V.I. Arnold, "Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics," SpringerVerlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Relativity:
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, "The Classical Theory of Fields" : Volume 2 (Course of Theoretical Physics Series),
ButterworthHeinemann;
 Assessment Detail
This module will be examined jointly in a 2hour 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