Course Detail

Units:

4.0
Course Components:

Discussion

Lecture

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Requirement:

Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (PHYS 2220 OR PHYS 3220 OR AP Physics C E&M score of 4+) AND (MATH 2250 OR (MATH 2270 AND MATH 2280)) AND (MATH 1321 OR MATH 2210 OR MATH 1260 OR MATH 3140) AND (PHYS 2235).

Requirement Designation:

Quantitative Intensive BS

Course Attribute:

Honors Course

Description

A formal-theoretical development of classical mechanics. Topics include conservation laws (energy, momentum, angular momentum), oscillations (harmonic, driven, near equilibrium) and resonances, Greens' function and causality, concept of phase space, Liousville's and virial theorems, calculus of variations and Lagrangian formalism, Lagrange multipliers/holonomic constraints, gauge symmetry in Lagrangian formalism, Legendre transform, Hamiltonian formalism, tow body problem (orbital motion and scattering), motion in non-inertial reference frames, basics of tensor algebra, dynamics of rigid bodies. Recommended Prerequisites: PHYS 2220 OR PHYS 3220 AND MATH 2210 AND MATH 2250 AND PHYS 2235. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 3150.