lmat1161  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
The following topics will be discussed:
  1. Linear and forced oscillators.
  2. Chain of linear oscillators, introduction to the wave and the heat equations.
  3. Newton's laws, conservation laws, Laplace and Poisson equations, galilean relativity and non inertial frames.
  4. Systems with one degree of freedom, analytic solution, diagram of potential and phase plane, motion in a central field.
Teaching methods
The aim of the class is to explain the material by illustrating it with lots of examples, and making conections with the courses of calculus and linear algebra taught during the first semester. Problem sessions consist in solving assigned exercises.
Evaluation methods
Assessment is made on the basis of a written exam at the end of the class on both the theory and the exercises. A test is organized during one of the problem sessions which can improve the result of the final exam by at most 2 points on 20.
Online resources
Moodle website of LMAT1161.
Le syllabus du cours LMAT1161 est disponible à la DUC, et contient des pistes bibliographiques.
Teaching materials
  • syllabus du cours LMAT1161 est disponible à la DUC
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Mathematics