Academic Catalog

PHYS311 CLASSICAL MECHANICS

Course Code: 2300311
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 5(4-2)
ECTS Credit: 12.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SMAL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300210
Set 2: 2360353
One of the sets above should be completed before taking PHYS311 CLASSICAL MECHANICS .

Course Content

Lagrangian mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; the two-body central force problem; dynamics of a system of particles; motion in a noninertial reference frame; rigid body motion; small oscillations; nonlinear oscillations and Chaos.