Syllabus
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Frames of Reference
- Equations of Motion
- Kinetic and Potential Energy
- Conservation Laws
- Motion of a Particle and of an N-Particle System
- Center of Mass
- Gravitation
- Lagrangian Dynamics
- Generalized Coordinates
- Lagrangian Equations of Motion
- Hamiltonian Dynamics
- Applications
- Ballistic and Rocket Motions
- Linear Harmonic Motion
- Damped Harmonic Motion
- Forced Oscillations
- Plane Pendulum
- Orbital Motion
- Kepler's Laws
- Vibrational Motions of a System of Particles
- Normal Vibrations
- Rotational Motion of a Non-Rigid System of Particles
- Centrifugal Forces
- Elastic Collisions
- Laboratory and Center-of-Momentum Coordinates
- Differential Cross-Section
- Coulomb Scattering
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Frames of Reference
- Equations of Motion
- Kinetic and Potential Energy
- Conservation Laws
- Motion of a Particle and of an N-Particle System
- Center of Mass
- Gravitation
- Lagrangian Dynamics
- Generalized Coordinates
- Lagrangian Equations of Motion
- Hamiltonian Dynamics
- Applications
- Ballistic and Rocket Motions
- Linear Harmonic Motion
- Damped Harmonic Motion
- Forced Oscillations
- Plane Pendulum
- Orbital Motion
- Kepler's Laws
- Vibrational Motions of a System of Particles
- Normal Vibrations
- Rotational Motion of a Non-Rigid System of Particles
- Centrifugal Forces
- Elastic Collisions
- Laboratory and Center-of-Momentum Coordinates
- Differential Cross-Section
- Coulomb Scattering
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Frames of Reference
- Equations of Motion
- Kinetic and Potential Energy
- Conservation Laws
- Motion of a Particle and of an N-Particle System
- Center of Mass
- Gravitation
- Lagrangian Dynamics
- Generalized Coordinates
- Lagrangian Equations of Motion
- Hamiltonian Dynamics
- Applications
- Ballistic and Rocket Motions
- Linear Harmonic Motion
- Damped Harmonic Motion
- Forced Oscillations
- Plane Pendulum
- Orbital Motion
- Kepler's Laws
- Vibrational Motions of a System of Particles
- Normal Vibrations
- Rotational Motion of a Non-Rigid System of Particles
- Centrifugal Forces
- Elastic Collisions
- Laboratory and Center-of-Momentum Coordinates
- Differential Cross-Section
- Coulomb Scattering
Recent Texts:
- Classical Dynamics by Marion and Thornton
- Mechanics by Symon
- Principles of Mechanics by Synge and Griffith
Comments:
This course is desirable as background for most of the 400 courses,
especially Physics 410.
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