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.
Physics 202 or 208, & Math 320 or 319 or consent of instructor
Lecture Place and Time:
MWF 11:00-11:50am, 120 Ingraham Hall
Final Exam Place Time:
Friday, December 20, 2013 12:25pm to 2:25pm