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PHYS 339 Mechanics (1)

Vector kinematics of plane motion in Cartesian and polar form. Newtonian particle mechanics. Projectile motion in resisting media. Work, energy and conservative forces. The force of gravity, Kepler’s Laws and planetary motion. Free and forced harmonic oscillations. Lagrange’s Equations.

Prerequisite: PHYS 215, 236 and and two courses in Calculus

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Staff