Mechanics Spring 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
311
Instructor: 
Paul Terry
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: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:05am to 12:05pm
Textbooks: 
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, Fifth edition by Thornton and Marion Brooks/Cole 2008, ISBN 0534408966
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