PHY254H1: Mechanics: From Oscillations to Chaos
|Year of Study||2nd year|
|Time and Location||
24L: MW9, Room: MP203
12T: MW1, Room: TBA
The course analyzes thelinear, nonlinear and chaotic behaviour of classical mechanical systems such as harmonic oscillators, rotating bodies, and central field systems. The course will develop the analytical and numerical tools to solve such systems and determine their basic properties. The course will include mathematical analysis, numerical exercises using Python, and participatory demonstrations of mechanical systems.
|Prerequisite:||PHY132H1/152H1 (PHY152H1 recommended)|
|Co-requisite:||MAT235Y1/237Y1/257Y1 (MAT244H1 and PHY224H1 recommended co-requisites)|
|BR=5 , DR=SCI|
Introduction to Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions by David Morin (Cambridge).
Recommended: Vibrations and Waves by A.P. French, "Chaotic Dynamics: An Introduction" by G.L. Baker and J.P. Gollub.