Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019
Western Main Campus

Applied Mathematics 3151A/B

CLASSICAL MECHANICS I


This course provides students with the tools to tackle more complex problems than those covered in introductory mechanics. D'Alembert's principle, principle of least action, Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, Poisson brackets, canonical transformations, central forces, rigid bodies, oscillations. Optional topics including: special relativity, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, constrained systems, field theory.

Antirequisite(s): Physics 3151A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Calculus 2503A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, and one of either Physics 1301A/B and Physics 1302A/B, or Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B, or Physics 1501A/B and Physics 1502A/B, or the former Physics 1020, the former Physics 1024 or the former Physics 1026.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: APPLMATH

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