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PHYS0330

Analytical Mechanics

Analytical Mechanics
An intermediate-level course in the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid body motion. The topics will include: analysis and application of Newton's law of mechanics; the concepts of work, energy, and power; energy conservation; momentum and momentum conservation; torque, angular momentum, and angular momentum conservation; oscillatory motion; and central-force motion. Lagrange's and Hamilton's formulations of classical mechanics will be introduced with emphasis placed on developing problem-solving strategies and techniques. (PHYS 0109 and PHYS 0212, or by waiver; MATH 0200 recommended) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
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Sections

Fall 2013

PHYS0330A-F13 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2013

PHYS0330A-S13 Lecture (Ratcliff)

Spring 2011

PHYS0330A-S11 Lecture (Ratcliff)

Spring 2009

PHYS0330A-S09 Lecture (Ratcliff)

Spring 2007

PHYS0330A-S07 Lecture (Ratcliff)

Spring 2005

PHYS0330A-S05 Lecture (Watson)

Spring 2004

PHYS0330A-S04 Lecture (Watson)