Courses: Classical Mechanics I (PHYSB505001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 2790
This course will cover mechanics topics familiar from the undergraduate curriculum, but from deeper theoretical and mathematical perspectives. Topics will include Lagrange & Hamilton methods, the central force problem, rigid body motion, oscillations, and canonical transformations. Time permitting, other topics that might be explored include chaos theory, special relativity, and the application of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods to continuous systems. This course is taught in a seminar format, in which students are responsible for presenting much of the course material in class meetings.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2790

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Battat,James B.

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK336

Meeting Times

TTH 1:30pm-3:00pm