- Module code: MP350
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 1
- Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
- Coordinator: Brian Dolan (THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
Lagrange theory: Hamilton's Principle of least action, Euler-Lagrange equations, canonical momenta and conservation laws. Central forces. Two-body motion: bound states. Rigid Body Motion: Rotation transformations, Euler's theorem, inertia tensor, Euler's equation of motion, the heavy symmetrical top, small oscillations and stability. Hamiltonian theory: The canonical equations, Poisson brackets.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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