Course Code:

MTH3204

Course Credit Units:

3

Semester:

Semester 2

Year of Study:

Year 3

Undergraduate or Graduate Level:

Undergraduate Level

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Course Description & Objectives:

This course is a continuation of Classical Mechanics I. The course covers motion of a particle in moving and rotating axes and orbital motion using polar coordinates and introduces rigid body dynamics and analytic mechanics.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

- Use polar coordinates to find velocity, acceleration and angular momentum of a particle moving in an inertial frame
- Use the reciprocal coordinate method to solve orbital motion equations
- State, prove and apply Keplar’s laws (and other laws) of planetary motion
- Formulate and solve rigid body problem for moments of inertia, angular momentum and kinetic energy
- Solve problems using Langrage equations and Hamilton functions