Dec 04, 2021  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 306 - Theoretical Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: PHY 201  and PHY 202  (or PHY 107  and PHY 108 ), MTH 235 , MTH 335 MTH 337 , or permission.
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.