PHYS 352: Mechanics II

Prerequisite: PHYS 251
Recommended pre/co-requisite: MATH 261

Course Description

Newton's Laws and conservation laws will be reviewed, followed by an examination of Hamilton's Principle and the Lagrangian formulation of mechanics. Using these tools, topics such as central force motion, dynamics of systems of particles and rigid bodies, and coupled oscillations and normal modes will be explored.

Useful Information

Class Time  MWF 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM
Location  P118
Instructor  Dr. Aikens  


If I had been rich, I probably would not have devoted myself to mathematics." 

-Joseph-Louis Lagrange
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