Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

MATH4104

Prerequisite

Permission of Head of School + PHYS2100 or PHYS2101 or MATH3101

Assessment methods

Examination, assignments

Course coordinator

Dr Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Lagrangian formulation of Newtonian mechanics; Hamiltonian formalism: the Poisson bracket, canonical transformations; integrable systems: Liouville┬┐Arnol┬┐d theorem; canonical perturbation theory; order and chaos in Hamiltonian systems: the KAM theorem, twist maps. Ergodic theory: basic concepts and examples; ergodic theorems and applications; entropy. large numbers of particles, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics. (Offered in odd-numbered years only)

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile