PHYS 3318

PHYS 3318

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Covers Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, including Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, conservation laws from symmetries, with applications to two-body orbits in a central force, systems undergoing small amplitude oscillations, rigid body motion, motion in non-inertial reference frames, perturbation theory, and nonlinear behavior. Both analytical and numerical methods for solving problems in mechanics are covered. 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: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PHYS 3314 and PHYS 3318.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6073PHYS 3318  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: PHYS 2214 or 2218, Differential equations, and Linear algebra.

  •  6074PHYS 3318  DIS 201

  • 16426PHYS 3318  DIS 202