Module Code :

PC2132

IVLE

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 manybody problems, centreofmass; centralforce motion, inverse square law, orbits, scattering; action principle; Lagrangian mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; smallamplitude 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 : 
01082018 PM

Modular Credits : 
4 
Prerequisite : 
Students who have either passed (PC1141 or PC1431) and either (MA1505 and MA1506) or (MA1101R and MA1102R) or equivalent. 
Preclusion : 
Nil 
Module Workload (ABCDE)* : 
31015 
Remarks : 
Nil 
* 
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week
 
Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  MONDAY  1100  1300  S120403,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  WEDNESDAY  1100  1300  S120403,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  FRIDAY  1100  1300  S120403,


Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
Iteration 
ST1  TUTORIAL  EVERY WEEK  FRIDAY  1500  1600  S120403,

Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 9].


