Course

P201 Classical Mechanics I

Course No: 
P201
Credit: 
4
Approval: 
UG-Core
Syllabus: 
  1. Two-body central force problem (reduced mass), planet orbits, virial theorem
  2. Collisions and scattering, CM and Lab frames, scattering cross section
  3. Motion in non-inertial frames, Coriolis force
  4. Principle of virtual work, constraints, D Alembert’s principle
  5. Generalized coordinates, velocities and momenta; Lagranges formulation
  6. Principle of least action; formulation by Maupertuis, Euler, Hamilton; Liouvilless theorem
  7. Hamiltons equations; Poisson brackets
  8. Canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Generating functions, Symmetries and conservation laws
  9. Small oscillations, Normal modes 
Reference Books: 
  1. Classical Mechanics by Simon
  2. Classical Mechanics by Kibble
  3. Classical Mechanics by Rana and Jog
  4. Classical Mechanics by Goldstein 
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