Undergraduate Study

MATH3977 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics (Advanced)

General Information

This page contains information on the Senior advanced Unit of Study MATH3977 Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics (Advanced).

  • Taught in Semester 2.
  • Credit point value: 6.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s): Ben Goldys .

Please refer to the Senior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook for all questions relating to Senior Mathematics and Statistics. In particular, see the MATH3977 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH3977.

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Information Sheet for MATH3977

The lecture room is Carslaw 175.

Lecture notes for MATH3977 are available from KOPYSTOP for purchase from week one. It is recommended that you get a copy.

Consultation hour is 1pm on Wednesday in my office Carslaw 709, or email me if that does not work for you.

Your class representative is Alex Phillips,

If you want a "second opinion" here are three classical books on the subject, available in the library:
  • Lev Davidovitch Landau and Evgeny Mikhailovich Lifshitz: Mechanics
  • Herbert Goldstein: Classical Mechanics
  • Vladimir Igorevich Arnold: Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
All of them cover more than we do.

Tutorial Problems

Tutorial Solutions

Quiz I

    Quiz I will be held Tuesday 11 Sep 12noon - 1pm in class Carslaw 175. Quiz I will cover the first 5 chapters. To study for the Quiz review the first 5 tutorial sheets and the lecture notes.

    Here is 2017 Quiz I

  • Here are solutions to Quiz 1
  • Quiz II

    Quiz II will be held Thursday 18 Oct 12noon - 1pm in class Carslaw 175. Quiz II will cover chapters 6 through 9 including.

    Here is 2017 Quiz II

    The Assignment is due on Tue 6 Nov 23.59. online via canvas or turnitin blackboard.

    Exam Information

    The 2004 Exam is available for practice. The 2005 Exam is available for practice. The 2006 Exam is available for practice. The 2014 Exam is available for practice.



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