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PHY354H1Advanced Classical Mechanics

Course Title PHY354H1
Session winter
Year of Study 3rd year
Time and Location 24L: MW9 room: MP102
Tutorial Rooms for M2: tba
Tutorial Rooms for R12: tba
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David  Curtin


Official Description

Symmetry and conservation laws, stability and instability, generalized co-ordinates, Hamilton’s principle, Hamilton’s equations, phase space, Liouville’s theorem, canonical transformations, Poisson brackets, Noether’s theorem.

Prerequisite: MAT244H1/MAT267H1, PHY254H1
Co-requisite: n.a.
Exclusion: PHY351H1
Recommended preparation: n.a.
Textbook Required: ``Mechanics", 3rd ed. Volume 1 by L. Landau and I. Lifshitz.
Recommended: "Introduction to Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions" by David Morin.