# Module MA2342: Advanced Classical Mechanics II

**Credit weighting (ECTS)**- 5 credits
**Semester/term taught**- Hilary term 2014-15
**Contact Hours**- 11 weeks, 3 lectures including tutorials per week
**Lecturer**- Prof Dmytro Volin
**Learning Outcomes**-
- Hamilton formalisn: Legendre transform, Hamilton equations, Liouville theorem;
- Canonical transformations;
- Hamilton-Jacobi equations, action-angle variables;
- Special theory of relativity;
- Mechanics of continuous systems and fields;

**Module Content****Module Prerequisite**- MA2341 - Advanced Classical Mechanics I

**Required Reading**

*Mechanics*, Butterworth-Heinemann

**Recommended Reading**

- Herbert Goldstein,
*Classical Mechanics*, third edition, Addison Wesley

- V.I. Arnold,
*Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics*, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K

**Relativity**

- L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz,
*The Classical Theory of Fields: Volume 2 (Course of Theoretical Physics Series)*, Butterworth-Heinemann

**Assessment Detail**- This module will be examined
in a 2-hour
**examination**in Trinity term.**Continuous assessment**will contribute 20% to the final grade for the module at the annual examination session. Supplemental exams if required will consist of 100% exam.