**Requirements/prerequisites:**
prerequisite: MA1241

**Duration:** Hilary term, 11 weeks

**Number of lectures per week:** 3 lectures including tutorials per week

**Assessment:**

**End-of-year Examination:**
This module will be examined jointly with MA1241
in a 3-hour examination in Trinity term,
except that those taking just one of the
two modules will have a 2 hour examination.

**Description: **

- More on Momentum and Energy
(flow of mass: dynamics of systems with varying mass,
elastic and inelastic collisions, centre of mass frame);
- Some mathematical aspects
(gradient, Stokes' theorem);
- More on angular momentum
(fixed axis of rotation, motion combining translation and rotation);
- Rigid body motion
(angular velocity and angular momentum as vectors, the gyroscope,
precession);
- Gravity
(historical background: from Brahe and Kepler to Newton and from
Newton to Einstein,
Newton's law of gravitation,
inertial and gravitational mass,
experimental tests, limits of validity,
applications: elementary systems, astronomical and astrophysical
systems);
- Central forces
(two-body problem, reduced mass,
general properties of central force motion);
- Non-inertial frames and fictitious forces
(accelerating non-rotating frames,
rotating coordinate systems,
centrifugal and Coriolis forces,
tidal forces, rotating bucket and Mach's principle,
the equivalence principle and origins of General Relativity,
Galilean transformations, principle of Relativity);
- Elements of fluid dynamics.

Further information at
`http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~kovacs/Teaching/Mechanics/Classical_Mechanics.html`

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