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PHY 2040U – Mechanics II


Inertial and non-inertial frames in Newtonian mechanics, rotating co-ordinate systems; rotation of rigid body, Euler equations, dynamics of systems of particles, Hamilton’s principle, Euler Lagrange equation, Lagrangian for particles and systems; rigid body dynamics; static equilibrium. Nonlinear dynamics and deterministic chaos; comparison of linear and nonlinear systems; Poincaré surfaces, Lyapunov Exponents, maps, flows, and bifurcations.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): PHY 2030U  



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