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

Assessment methods

Assignments and examination

Course coordinator

Professor Tim Ralph

Current course offerings

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

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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.