Physics 311 Fall 2019 Reference Page

Title: 
Mechanics
Course Number: 
311
Instructor: 
Alex Levchenko
Student Type: 
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. Enroll Info: None
Prerequisites: 
(PHYSICS 202, 208, or 248) and (MATH 234, 321, or 376), or graduate/professional standing
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 11:00-11:50, 2241 CHAMBERLIN
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 10:05am to 12:05pm
Textbooks: 
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 5th edition by Thornton Cengage Learning 2012, ISBN 8131518477
Mechanics: Volume 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics), 3rd edition by Landau Utterworth-Heineman 1976, ISBN 0750628960
Classical Mechanics (Addison-Wesley Series in Physics), 2nd edition by Goldstein Addison-Wesley 1980, ISBN 0201029189
Designations
Level: 
Advanced
Breadth: 
Physical Science
L&S Credit Type: 
Counts for L&S degree
Gen-Ed: 
Honors section available
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