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Physics Tutorial Ia(0.5 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Exercise
Course Name : Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : 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
Related Courses
Analytical Mechanics I

•Course Topics
Students learn to apply the principles and methods taught in the lecture to analyze and solve problems under the guidance of the instructor, and to participate actively in class discussions. Students are required to hand in regular assignments.

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
Grading: Assignment 50%, Class Participation: 30%, Final Exam: 20%
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.


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


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