PHY4222 Mechanics 2 - Spring 2017


This is the 2nd part of the PHY 3221 - PHY 4222 sequence. Physics majors in the enriched option, who took PHZ 3113, are recommended to take this course without PHY 3221. The course covers rigid body mechanics; motion in a non-inertial frame; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics; elements of fluid mechanics; and relativity theory. These subjects appear in Chapters 7 through 16 of the textbook.


The course text is Classical Mechanics by John R Taylor (1st ed., University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 2005). The text is required, meaning that you will be assumed to have access to it to supplement the lectures, to complete reading and homework assignments, and as a source of practice problems. However, you do not necessarily need to purchase your own individual copy.

Cover of 'Classical Mechanics', 1st Edition