Classical Mechanics (PHYS 401)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Physics(PHYS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Emrah Kalemci ekalemci@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture
Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

Generalized coordinates, Hamilton's principle, Euler- Lagrange equations, conservation laws, integration of the equations of motion, Kepler's problem, collisions, small oscillations, kinematics and dynamics of rigid body motion, Hamilton's equations, canonical transformations and Poisson brackets, Liouville's theorem, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Special Relativity

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