**Classical Mechanics (Q)**

The course will investigate advanced topics in classical mechanics including phase space plots, non-linear oscillators, numerical solutions, approximation methods, the calculus of variations, the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian reformulations of mechanics, rotating frames of reference (including implications for physics on the Earth). The carry over of ideas developed in the context of classical mechanics into other areas of physics will be explored. The class as a whole will meet once per week for an introductory lecture/discussion. A second tutorial meeting between the instructor and a pair of students will be scheduled later in the week. Students will take turns working and discussing problems at the chalkboard. Written solutions will be due later in the week.

**tutorial, 1 and 1/4 hours per week; lecture, one hour per week**

*Class Format:***evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, tutorial participation, presentations,a final project, and a final exam, all of which have a substantial quantitative component**

*Requirements/Evaluation:***not available for the Gaudino option**

*Additional Info:*

*Additional Info2:***Physics 202 and Physics 210 or Mathematics 210**

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*Department Notes:*

*Material and Lab Fees:*

*Distribution Notes:***Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning**

*Divisional Attributes:***MTSC Related Courses**

*Other Attributes:***10**

*Enrollment Limit:***10**

*Expected Enrollment:***1347**

*Class Number:*CLASSES | ATTR | INSTRUCTORS | TIMES | CLASS NUMBER | ENRL | CONSENT |
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PHYS411-T1(F) TUT Classical Mechanics (Q) | Michael D. F. Seifert |
F 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Physics 205 | 1347 |