COURSE GOALS: The principle objectives of the course Classical Mechanics 2 are the introduction of fundamental laws and methods of classical mechanics, further development of acquired mathematical skills and their applications to selected physical problems, and the preparation of students for more advanced courses in theoretical physics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics;
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena);
1.8. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of new insights into contemporary physics teaching methods and strategies
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
2.9. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning
1-3. Motion in a non-inertial frame of reference. The effects of the Coriolis force. Example: a particle falling freely close to the surface of the Earth.
4-7. and 9-11. Variational principle. Lagrange's formulation of classical mechanics. Systems with constraints.
8. D'Alambert's principle and conditions for static equilibrium.
12-14. Hamilton's formulation of classical mechanics. Phase space.
15. Old quantum theory and quantization of the harmonic oscillator
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students are required to regularly attend classes, participate actively in solving problems and solve homework. Furthermore, students are required to pass two written examinations during the semester.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
At the end of the course a written and oral examination is held for students who have successfully completed the requirements of the course.