Aims and Fit of Module
To provide a basic understanding of the principles of Classical Mechanics and their application to simple dynamical systems.
A. Particles and particle systems.
B. Fixed axis rotations.
C. Rigid bodies (including geophysical applications such as the precession of the axis of rotation of the earth).
D. The two-body problem (the motion of planets, comets, and satellites).
Method of teaching and learning
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials.