Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3L 1T 1C

Incompatible

PHYS2100

Prerequisite

PHYS1001 + PHYS1002 + (MATH1052 or MATH1072)

Restricted

BAdvSc(Hons) students or by approval of the course coordinator

Assessment methods

Exam, assignments

Course coordinator

Prof Tim Ralph (ralph@physics.uq.edu.au

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Introduction to Lagrangian & Hamiltonian mechanics including elementary treatment of chaos in Hamiltonian systems. Calculus of variations, constraints, generalised coordinates, geometrical methods. Introduction to Special Relativity including relativistic particle mechanics. Advanced topics.