-to describe with the use of vectors the motion of a particle in three dimensional space.
-to get acquainted with the use of derivatives and integrals in solving problems in kinematics and dynamics.
-to recognize the forces acting on a body and write down its equation of motion.
-to use the laws of conservation of momentum, angular momentum and energy in studying fundamental central forces.
-to apply the Lorentz transformations and the principles of Relativistic Mechanics in problems of high energy.
Course Content (Syllabus)
General curvilinear motion of particles. Systems of reference and relative motion. Central forces and potential energy. Conservation laws of momentum, angular momentum and energy. Dynamics of a solid body. Gravitational field. Special theory of relativity. Relativistic dynamics.