Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS 321 - Mechanics II


Prerequisites, PHYS 320 MATH 215 . Students are introduced to the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics and their applications. Students learn general concepts, methods, analytic tools and advanced problem-solving skills. Topics include Euler-Lagrange equations, constraints, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, phase space methods, chaotic dynamics, and special relativity. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits