Mechanics and Computational Physics
Area of Study
Taught In English
PHYS1221 or PHYS1231 or PHYS1241, and, MATH1231 or MATH1241
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDamped 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
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.