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Analytical Dynamics and Tutorial(2.5 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture and Exercise
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Compulsory
Lecturer : SHIGEMORI Masaki Designated Professor  Makoto KUWAHARA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
Theoretical formalism using Lagrangians and Hamiltonians is very useful for studying the motion of dynamical systems consisting of point particles and rigid bodies. In this lecture, students will gain an understanding of fundamental principles of theoretical formalism and learn technical aspects through simple applications.

•Prerequisite Subjects

•Course Topics
1. General coordinates and the Euler-Lagrange equation
2. The Euler-Lagrange equation and constraints
3. Variational principle
4. The Hamilton equations and canonical transformation Analytics classical mechanics
Students will solve problems under faculty guidance.

John R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics (University Science Book, 2005)

•Additional Reading
These reference books are available in the Main Library
1. H. Goldstein, Poole & Safko, Classical Mechanics (Addison Wesley, 2002)
2. R. D. Gregory: Classical Mechanics (Cambridge, 2008)
3. J.B. Marion, Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems (Academic Press, 1965)
4. G. R. Fowles: Analytical Mechanics (1962)

•Grade Assessment
Criteria for “Absent” & “Fail” Grades: Class attendance is required. Absentee must give a valid reason. A student will receive an “Absent” grade if he is absent from class more than 2 times or he is absent without valid reason from the Final Exam. A student who is NOT “Absent” but wishes to receive an “Absent” grade must see the instructor immediately after the Final Exam.

No registration requirement

•Contacting Faculty
Masaki Shigemori
Office: ES Bldg. room 420
Phone: 052-789-5549

Office: Eng. Bldg.3, room 453
Phone: 052-789-3597


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