Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Physics Major)(TB) - Classical Mechanics II

Physics 4113 Classical Mechanics II
Variational calculus and Hamilton’s principle, Hamilton’s equations and coupled ODE, Hamiltonian mechanics including Poisson brackets and Liouville’s theorem, theoretical mechanics and transformation theory including canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory and action-angle variables, an introduction to approximate solutions, perturbative expansion, and a brief overview of chaos theory.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Physics 2111
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences