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ARCHIVED 2017-18 CAS Crete Campus Catalog 
    
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PHY 306 - Theoretical Mechanics (3)


A study of the classical mechanics of a particle, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. The course includes study of particle dynamics, central force problems, Lagranigian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics, and the description of rigid body motion. Experimental work in selected areas is performed. Completing the course allows the student to describe important definitions and relationships in each area studied, discuss the importance of classical mechanics to contemporary physics and engineering, work problems in each of the areas studied, and design and carry out experiments testing descriptions and relationships in selected areas.

Prerequisite: PHY 201 , PHY 202  (or PHY 107 , PHY 108 ); MTH 235 , MTH 236 , MTH 337 , or permission.
Offered odd spring terms.