Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

ID436

Prerequisite

PHYS2100 or PHYS2101

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Examination, assignments

Course coordinator

Prof Mark Gould

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Lagrangian & Hamiltonian dynamics: differential & symplectic manifolds, differential forms, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi methods. Perturbation theory, integrable systems, KAM theorem, area-preserving maps, Poincaré-Birkhoff theorem, criteria for chaos, ergodicity, mixing.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile