- Recognize and use basic concepts and principles of classical mechanics, and apply them to simple examples.
- Know how to use the methodologies and techniques appropriate to classical mechanics.
-Analyze, synthesize and process information. Develop critical thinking and autonomous learning. Prepare, process, interpret and communicate physics information, using relevant literature sources and appropriate tools.
1- Newtonian Mechanics: Newton's laws, conservation laws, uni-dimensional motion of a conservative system.
2- Central force motion: orbits in a central field, equations of motion, Kepler's problem, binary systems, scattering in a central force field.
3- Mechanics of a system of particles: conservation laws, applications.
4-Lagrange formalism: generalized coordinates, d'Alembert principle, Hamilton' s principle, calculus of variations, Lagrange equations, conservation laws.
5- Kinematics and dynamics of a rigid body: orthogonal transformations, Euler angles, Coriollis force, angular momentum and kinetic energy of a rigid body, tensor and moment of inertia, eigenvalues and principal axis of the tensor of inertia, equations of motion of a rigid body,
torque-free motion of a rigid body, motion of a heavy symmetric top with a fixed point.
6- Hamilton's formalis, Legendre transformations, Canonical transformations, Poisson brackets.
Analysis, Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry, Physics I and II
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Adaptability to new situations; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field; . Competence in autonomous learning; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Sseminar or study visit
Laboratory or field work
Synthesis work thesis
assessment implementation in 20152016 Assessment Resolution Problems: 30.0% Exam: 70.0%
Bibliography of reference
MARION, J. B.; e THORNTON, S. T. (1995). Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems. 4. ed. Academic Press.
FRENCH, A. P. (1971). Newtonian Mechanics. W. W. Norton.
GOLDSTEIN, H. (1980). Classical Mechanics. 2. ed. Addison-Wesley.
LANDAU, L. & LIFCHITZ, E. (1976). Mechanics. Pergammon.
Lectures, using audiovisual media and balckboard, during which the main concepts, principles and fundamental theories of quantum mechanics are presented and discussed. Application to simple exemples.
Problem classes during which the student is supposed to solve by him/herself , with help whenever necessary, problems that apply the main concepts of quantum mechanics. Evaluation consists of a final examination, or a collection of several problem along the semester, which will be corrected, and a final test.