Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021
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 1202A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B or the former Physics 1029A/B or the former Physics 1302A/B), or Integrated Science 1001X; Calculus 2303A/B or Calculus 2503A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2276A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2277A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2276A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2277A/B; Applied Mathematics 2402A or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 2270A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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

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