Mechanics and Computational Physics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanics and Computational Physics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHYS1221 or PHYS1231 or PHYS1241, and, MATH1231 or MATH1241

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Damped and forced harmonic oscilltions and resonance phenomena. Central force problems and celestial orbits. Variational principles; the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics; coupled oscillators, normal modes, continuous systems and fields. Many-particle systems.
    Use of computers to solve problems in Physics. Topics will be chosen from, but not limited to, random number generators, Monte Carlo techniques, sorting, numerical intergration, gravitational, cellular automata, classical mechanics, and data analysis.
    Assumed Knowledge: First year physics and mathematics

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.