Course details of PH 401 - Classical Mechanics

Course Name Classical Mechanics
Total Credits 8
Type T
Lecture 3
Tutorial 0
Practical 1
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Text Reference H. Goldstein, Classical Mechanics, Addison Wesley, 2nd ed., 1980. N.C. Rana and P.S. Joag, Classical Mechanics, Tata McGraw Hill, 1991. L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifhitz, Mechanics, Pergamon Press, 1960. V.I. Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, Springer Verlag, 1981. S.N. Biswas, Classical Mechanics, Books and Allied, 1998.
Description Review of Newton`s laws of motion. Hamilton`s principle, variational method and Lagrange`s equations with and without constraints. Central force, Kepler`s laws. Hamilton`s equations, canonical tranformation, Poisson brackets. Periodic motion, small oscillations, normal coordinates. Rigid body dynamics, moment of inertia tensor, Euler equations, motion of a symmetric top. Frames of reference, rotating frames, centrifugal and Coriolis forces.
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