Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018
Western Main Campus

Physics 3151A/B

CLASSICAL MECHANICS I


This course provides students with the tools to tackle more complex problems than those covered in introductory mechanics. D'Alembert's principle, principle of least action, Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, Poisson brackets, canonical transformations, central forces, rigid bodies, oscillations. Optional topics including: special relativity, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, constrained systems, field theory.

Antirequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3151A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Physics 1028A/B or Physics 1301A/B or Physics 1401A/B or Physics 1501A/B) and (Physics 1029A/B or Physics 1302A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B), or Integrated Science 1001X; Calculus 2303A/B or Calculus 2503A/B, Applied Mathematics 2402A or Applied Mathematics 2270A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2411 or the former Applied Mathematics 2413.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: PHYSICS

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