Classical Mechanics (PHYS 501)

2020 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Physics(PHYS)
3
10.00
Durmu┼č Ali Demir durmus.demir@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture
Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

Hamilton's principle, Euler-Lagrange equations, bound states and scatttering in the Kepler problem, rigid body motion, Euler's equations, Special relativity, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations, Poisson brackets, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, small vibrations and the mechanics of continuous media.

OBJECTIVE

After a brief mathematical background, the course aims presentation of basic techniques for analysis of mechanics systems.

LEARNING OUTCOME

The student will be able to write down equations of motion for a given mechanical system and solve them.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 34
Midterm 66

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Mechanics, Third Edition: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics), L. D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz