Module Catalogues

Classical Mechanics

Module Title Classical Mechanics
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

To provide a basic understanding of the principles of Classical Mechanics and their application to simple dynamical systems.

Learning outcomes

After completing the module students should be able to analyse problems involving the motions of bodies under simple force systems, including:
1. Particles and particle systems.
2. Fixed axis rotations.
3. Rigid bodies (including geophysical applications such as the precession of the axis of rotation of the earth).
4. The two-body problem (the motion of planets, comets, and satellites).

Method of teaching and learning