Jan 21, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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PHYS 3410 - Classical Mechanics


(4) Credit Hours

Dynamics of particles and continuous media; Newton’s law of motion, conservation laws, generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, and the principle of least action; the mechanics of continuous media, wave motion, sound, hydrostatics, rotational and irrotational flow, the equation of continuity, Laplace’s equation. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. Dynamics of particles and continuous media; Newton’s law of motion, conservation laws, generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, and the principle of least action; the mechanics of continuous media, wave motion, sound, hydrostatics, rotational and irrotational flow, the equation of continuity, Laplace’s equation. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 2 hours. Prerequisites: PHYS 2300 and 2300L and PHYS 2310 and 2310L, or PHYS 1030 and 1030L and PHYS 1040 and 1040L; or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: MATH 2450, or MATH 2550, or MATH 2560, or department head approval.; or department head approval. 



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