# PHY254H1 Classical Mechanics

## Official description

The course analyzes the linear, 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), (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
Co-requisite
MAT235Y1/237Y1/257Y1
Exclusion
PHY255H1
Recommended preparation
MAT244H1/MAT267H1, PHY224H1
Textbook
                            ['Required:  Introduction to Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions by David Morin (Cambridge University Press 2007).']
Recommended:  Chaos Dynamics:  An Intro, 2nd ed..by Baker and Vibrations and Waves:  MIT Introductory Physics by A.P. French

BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY254H1
session
fall
year of study
2nd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: MW11, Room: MP103 12T: T12/T4/F3/F4
instructor

#### Delivery Methods

In Person

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* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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