Week  Topics  Study Materials  Materials 
1 
Geometry of motion. The Newton equations of motion



2 
Generalized coordinates, examples.



3 
Calculus of variations and the principle of least action.



4 
The EulerLagrange equations.



5 
Conservation laws. Energy and Momentum.



6 
Midterm 1



7 
Angular momentum, centre of mass..



8 
Integration of the equations of motion. Motion in one dimension.



9 
Integration of the equations of motion. Motion in one dimension.



10 
The reduced mass. Motion in a central field.



11 
Midterm 2



12 
Small oscillations. Free oscillations in one dimension.



13 
Forced oscillations. Damped oscillations.



14 
The canonical equations. Hamilton’s equations.



15 
The canonical equations. Hamilton’s equations.



16 
Final Exam


