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PHYS 451 Theoretical Dynamics I

Faculty: Physics Faculty
Content: Precise mathematical formulations of the idealized physical systems of classical mechanics and the physical interpretation of mathematical solutions. Linear oscillating systems, the two-body problem, rotating and accelerated reference frames, rotation of extended bodies, theory of scattering. Newtonian methods, methods of Lagrange and Hamilton, phase space analysis.
Prerequisites: MATH 235. PHYS 151.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.


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