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MATH3977 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics (Advanced)

General Information

This page contains information on the Senior advanced Unit of Study MATH3977 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics (Advanced).

  • Taught in Semester 2.
  • Credit point value: 6.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s): Holger Dullin .

Please refer to the Senior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook for all questions relating to Senior Mathematics and Statistics. In particular, see the MATH3977 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH3977.

You may also view the description of MATH3977 in the central units of study database.

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Information Sheet for MATH3977

The lecture room is Carslaw 175.

Lecture notes for MATH3977 are available from KOPYSTOP for purchose from week one. It is recommended that you get a copy.

If you want a "second opinion" here are three classical books on the subject, available in the library:
  • Lev Davidovitch Landau and Evgeny Mikhailovich Lifshitz: Mechanics
  • Herbert Goldstein: Classical Mechanics
  • Vladimir Igorevich Arnold: Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
All of them cover more than we do.

Consultation hour is 1pm on Tuesdays in my office Carslaw 714, or email me if that does not work for you.

Your class representative is Denzel Florez.

Tutorial Solutions

Quiz I

Quiz I will be held Tuesday 12 Sep 12noon - 1pm in class Carslaw 175. Quiz I will cover the first 5 chapters. To study for the Quiz review the first 5 tutorial sheets and the lecture notes.

Here is an old Quiz.

Quiz II

Quiz II will be held Thursday 19 Oct 12noon - 1pm in class Carslaw 175. Quiz II will cover chapters 6 through 9 including. To study for the Quiz review the tutorial sheets and the lecture notes.

Here is an old Quiz.

Assignment

The Assignment is due Friday of week 13. For precise deadline and for submission instructions see the header of the assignment.

The assignment has been marked and can be picked up in a cardboard box sitting on top of the cabinet on level 6 in Carslaw where you submitted the paper copy. This is the Solution.

Exam Information

If you want to use your calculator during the exam you need to get an approval sticker for it at the Student Centre. Here is the list of approvable calculators.

The 2006 Exam is available for practice. The 2014 Exam is available for practice. For additional practice you may want to have a look at the 2004 Exam on Lagrangian Dynamics . For additional practice you may want to have a look at the 2005 Exam on Hamiltonian Dynamics . Note: Ignore Q3. Q4 and Q5 have a star.

Exam consultation hours are Thu 16 Nov 12-1pm, and Mon 20 Nov 12-1pm in my office Carslaw 714.

The 2017 Exam formula page.

The electives (chaper 13 and 12) are not examinable. They do provide, however, a good source for additional practice.

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