The course analyzes the linear, nonlinear and chaotic behaviour of classical mechanical systems such as harmonic oscillators, rotating bodies, and central field systems. The course will develop the analytical and numerical tools to solve such systems and determine their basic properties. The course will include mathematical analysis, numerical exercises using Python, and participatory demonstrations of mechanical systems.
- PHY132H1/152H1 (PHY152H1 recommended), (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
- Recommended preparation
- MAT244H1/MAT267H1, PHY224H1
['Required: Introduction to Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions by David Morin (Cambridge University Press 2007).'] Recommended: Chaos Dynamics: An Intro, 2nd ed..by Baker and Vibrations and Waves: MIT Introductory Physics by A.P. French
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
- course title
- year of study
- 2nd year
- time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: MW11, Online Synchronous 12T: T12/T4/F3/F4, Online Synchronous Lectures recordings will be made available for students to view asynchronously. Tutorials will be online synchronous but select recording would be made available for students of all tutorial sections to view asynchronously.