Physics 311 Fall 2012 Reference Page
Description
Mechanics: 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 rigidbody dynamics; accelerated coordinate systems; introduction to the generalizedcoordinate formalisms of Lagrange and Hamilton.
Prerequisites
Physics 202 or 208, & Math 320 or 319 or consent of instructor
Lectures
Times:MWF 11:0011:50am
Location:120 Ingraham Hall
Instructors:Stefan Westerhoff
Final Exam
Monday, December 17, 2012 12:25pm to 2:25pm
Textbooks & Materials
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 5th edition by S.T. Thornton, J.B. Marion
Brooks/ColeThomson Learning 2004, ISBN 0534408966
Resources
Course Home Page
MyUW Course Guide Page
Library Reserves Page
