Mechanics Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
311
Instructor: 
Alex Levchenko
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Description: 
Origin and development of classical mechanics; mathematical techniques, especially vector analysis; conservation laws and their relation to symmetry principles; brief introduction to orbit theory and rigid-body dynamics; accelerated coordinate systems; introduction to the generalized-coordinate formalisms of Lagrange and Hamilton.
Prerequisites: 
Physics 202 or 208, & Math 320 or 319 or consent of instructor
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 11:00-11:50am, 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:45am to 9:45am
Textbooks: 
Classical Mechanics, 2nd edition by Goldstein Addison-Wesley 1980, ISBN 0201029189
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 5th edition by Thornton Brooks Cole 2003, ISBN 0534408966
Mechanics, 3rd edition by Landau Butterworth-Heinemann 1976, ISBN 0750628960
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