Prerequisite: PHYS 251
Recommended pre/co-requisite: MATH 261
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.
|Class Time||MWF 9:55 – 11:00 AM|
“If I had been rich, I probably would not have devoted myself to mathematics.”