PHYSICS 7032 - Advanced Dynamics and Relativity

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course will give students a working knowledge of analytical mechanics and relativity to the standard required for further study in physics. Mechanics: Lagrangian mechanics, variational techniques, conservation laws, Noether's theorem, small oscillations, Hamiltonian mechanics, Poisson brackets. Relativity: space-time vectors and tensors, relativistic mechanics, electrodynamics, field-strength tensor, Lienard-Wiechert potentials.

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