Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Sep 16, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 3330 - Mechanics of Particles and Solid Bodies

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: PHYS 1112  or PHYS 1116 . Corequisite: AEP 4200  or equivanlent or permission of instructor.

L. Wickham.

Newtonian mechanics, especially with dissipative forces; objects rotating around a constant direction and possibly translating, using both torque and energy; coupled and damped-driven linear oscillations and an introduction to nonlinear systems; an introduction to variational calculus; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism for generalized coordinates; central-force motion and a brief introduction to scattering; non-inertial reference systems; 3D motion of rigid bodies. (At the level of Classical Dynamics by Marion and Thornton and Classical Mechanics by John Taylor).

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