Prerequisite Courses:

Course Language:

English

Course Objectives:

The aim of this course is to teach basic and relatively more complicated concepts of classical mechanics by some mathematical methods and to have students learn for themselves how physics as a discipline can be used to obtain a deep understanding of how the world works.

Course Content:

Newton’s laws of motion, conservation principles, their applications to harmonic oscillators by some mathematical methods. Newton’s gravitational law, motions of the planets. Variation principle and its application to dynamics; Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s formalisms.

Course Methodology:

1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 5: Problem Solving, 15:Homework

Course Evaluation Methods:

A: Testing, B: Final, C: Homework