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PHYS 339 (W) Mechanics (1)

A study of classical mechanics developed by Newton and reformulated by Lagrange and Hamilton. Topics include vector kinematics and dynamics in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical form, two-body problem, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, non-inertial reference frames, coupled oscillation, rigid body motion.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: PHYS 222 and MATH 249

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Beilby, Bigelow