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Analytical Mechanics I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Compulsory
Lecturer : SHIGEMORI Masaki Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
This is the first of two courses in analytical mechanics. Analytical mechanics abstracts from Newtonian mechanics
and generalizes it to a versatile framework that can be applied to various areas of physics, such as quantum
mechanics, statistical mechanics, and relativity. After a survey of elementary principles, we discuss the core concepts
of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, with special emphasis on symmetry principles, followed by some explicit

•Prerequisite Subjects
Analytical Mechanics II, Quantum Mechanics I

•Course Topics
1. Survey of elementary principles
2. Variational principles and Lagrangian mechanics
3. Symmetries and conservation laws
4. Hamiltonian mechanics
5. Central force problem

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

H. Goldstein, C. Poole and J. Safko, "Classical Mechanics", Pearson; 3rd edition (2013), ISBN-10: 1292026553,
ISBN-13: 978-1292026558

•Additional Reading
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifschitz, "Mechanics: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics)", Butterworth-Heinemann; 3rd
edition (1976), ISBN-10: 0750628960, ISBN-13: 978-0750628969.
L. N. Hand and J. D. Finch, "Analytical Mechanics", Cambridge University Press (1999), ISBN-10: 0521575729,
ISBN-13: 978-0521575720.

•Grade Assessment
Quizzes 10%, homework 30%, midterm 30%, final exam 30%


•Contacting Faculty
Join and check the NUCT website for Analytical Mechanics (AM1) for announcements.


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