School of Mathematics School of Mathematics
Course 241 - Mechanics 2004-05 (SF Mathematics, SF Theoretical Physics, optional for JS Mathematics, JS & SS Two-subject Moderatorship )
Lecturer: Dr. Sergey Cherkis
Requirements/prerequisites: 131, 141

Number of lectures per week: 3
Assessment: Regular assignments
End-of-year Examination: One 2-hour Midterm and one 3-hour Final examination

Description: First part of the course is devoted to classical mechanics

Second and third parts of the course continue with classical mechanics of continuous systems and fields and introduce special theory of relativity and conclude with the introduction to quantum mechanics.

Objectives: Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Introduction to quantum mechanism and to special relativity.

    H. Goldstein/Classical Mechanics, third edition, Addison Wesley
    L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz/Mechanics, Butterworth-Heinemann
    V.I. Arnold,/Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K.

Oct 13, 2004

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