PHYS 3318

PHYS 3318

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Covers Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, including rigid bodies, oscillating systems, gravitation and planetary motion, moving coordinate systems, Euler's equations, Lagrange and Hamilton formulations, normal modes and small vibrations, and perturbation theory. At the level of Classical Mechanics by Goldstein, Mechanics by Landau and Lifshitz, and Analytical Mechanics by Hand and Finch.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 2218 or permission of instructor; AEP 4210 or appropriate course(s) in mathematics.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 3314 and PHYS 3318.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments Intended for students with exceptional background in physics/math. PHYS 3314 covers similar material, while assuming less prior knowledge. Makes use of Fourier analysis, linear differential equations, linear algebra, and vector analysis.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6193 PHYS 3318   LEC 001

  •  6194 PHYS 3318   DIS 201