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Module MA1242: Mechanics II

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
Hilary term 2016-17
Contact Hours
11 weeks, 3 lectures including tutorials per week
Lecturer
Prof Jan Manschot
Learning Outcomes
 
Module Content
  • Collisions (elastic and inelastic);  
  • Rigid body motion (precession, tensor of inertia);
  • Non-inertial systems & ficticious forces (centrifugal and coriolis forces) ;
  • Central forces (two-body problem, general properties of central force motion);
  • Harmonic oscillator (driven and damped oscillations).

     

Module Prerequisite
MA1241


Required Reading
D. Kleppner, R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press


Assessment Detail

This module will be examined 2-hour examination in Trinity term. The final grade will consist of 80% exam and 20% continuous assessment. The supplemental examination paper, if required, will determine 100% of the supplemental module mark.