Theoretical Physics-Dynamics Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
711
Instructor: 
Jeffrey Schmidt
Level: 
Graduate
Course Description: 
Lagrange's equations, Principle of Least Action, orbits and scattering, kinematics of rotation, rigid body dynamics, small oscillations, special relativistic dynamics, Hamiltonian formulation, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, chaos, continuum mechanics, introduction to general relativity.
Prerequisites: 
Graduate or professional standing
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 11:00-11:50am, 2104 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:05am to 12:05pm
Textbooks: 
Classical Mechanics, Any edition by Goldstein Pearson, ISBN 0201657023
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