Belloni, Kharel, M. Kuchera, A. Kuchera
Newtonian principles are used with differential, integral, and vector calculus to analyze classical dynamics. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics are also developed and applied. Topics may include: linear and non-linear oscillations, gravitational systems, the calculus of variations, many-particle systems, non-inertial reference frames, rigid-body dynamics, normal modes, and wave theory.
Corequisite: Mathematics 113 or 140. Prerequisite: Physics 220 or 230 or permission of the instructor. (Fall)