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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Aug 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PHYS 3318 - Analytical Mechanics


(PBS-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 3314  and PHYS 3318.
Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 2218  or permission of instructor; AEP 4210  or appropriate course(s) in mathematics. Intended for students with exceptional background in physics/math. PHYS 3314  covers similar material, while assuming less prior knowledge. Makes use of Fourier analysis, linear differential equations, linear algebra, and vector analysis.

J. Wang.

Covers Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, including rigid bodies, oscillating systems, gravitation and planetary motion, moving coordinate systems, Euler’s equations, Lagrange and Hamilton formulations, normal modes and small vibrations, and perturbation theory. At the level of Classical Mechanics by Goldstein, Mechanics by Landau and Lifshitz, and Analytical Mechanics by Hand and Finch.



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