Module Detailed Information for [PC2132]
Academic Year : 2016/2017 Semester : 4
Correct as at 12 Jun 2018 20:00

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Module Title : Classical Mechanics
Module Description : This module aims to consider the principles of mechanics in a rigorous mathematical framework, and to establish a bridge to the principles of modern physics. The topics to be covered include: kinematics; damped and driven oscillators; energy and angular momentum, conservative forces; twobody and many-body problems, centre-of-mass; central-force motion, inverse square law, orbits, scattering; action principle; Lagrangian mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; small-amplitude oscillations, normal modes; rotating rigid bodies; rotating reference frames, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Foucault's pendulum. A good command of calculus and some basic knowledge of linear algebra are required.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 01-08-2018 PM
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : Students who have either passed (PC1141 or PC1431) and either (MA1505 and MA1506) or (MA1101R and MA1102R) or equivalent.
Preclusion : Nil
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 3-1-0-1-5
Remarks : Nil
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