# PX267 - Hamiltonian Mechanics

**Module code:**PX267**Module name:**Hamiltonian Mechanics**Department:**Physics**Credit:**7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To revise the key elements of Newtonian mechanics and use this to motivate and then develop Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, you should: Understand the significance of the Lagrangian. You should be able to derive and solve the Euler-Lagrange equations for simple models; (Working from the Lagrangian) be able to find the canonical momenta and to construct the Hamiltonian function; Be able to derive and solve Hamilton's equations for simple systems; Appreciate the role of (and relations between) constraints, conserved quantities and generalised coordinates

###### Timetabled teaching activities

about 18 Lectures

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year2/px267

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

7.5 CATS (Module code: PX267-7.5) | ||

B (Examination only) | Hamiltonian Mechanics (Summer) | 100% |

VA (Visiting students only) | 100% assessed (visiting/exchange) PART YEAR | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2