PHYS 3318

PHYS 3318

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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.

Permission Note Intended for: students with exceptional background in physics/math.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: intro sequence in Physics (1116, 2217, 2218, or 1112, 2213, 2214).

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS, SMR-AS)

Comments Makes use of Fourier analysis, linear differential equations, linear algebra, and vector analysis.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4934PHYS 3318  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: PHYS 2214 or 2218, Differential equations, and Linear algebra. All enrollment requests should be directed to physicsenrollment@cornell.edu.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18446PHYS 3318  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Maxson, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: PHYS 2214 or 2218, Differential equations, and Linear algebra. Visit www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist if you are unable to enroll in any combination of open class components.

  •  4935PHYS 3318  DIS 201

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Maxson, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Limited to students in Ithaca.

  •  7425PHYS 3318  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Maxson, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20596PHYS 3318  DIS 203

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Maxson, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online