Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

PHYS2100, PHYS2101

Prerequisite

The equivalent of (MATH1052 or MATH1071) + PHYS1001 + PHYS1002 + Permission of Head of School

Assessment methods

Assignments and examination

Course coordinator

Professor Tim Ralph (ralph@physics.uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

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

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Course description

Introduction to Lagrangian & Hamiltonian mechanics including elementary treatment of chaos in Hamiltonian systems. Calculus of variations, constraints, generalised coordinates, geometrical methods. Introduction to Special Relativity including relativistic particle mechanics.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable