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PHYS 201 Classical Mechanics

4 hours

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An in-depth theoretical treatment of classical mechanics of particles and systems of particles with emphasis on the conservation laws of energy, momentum, angular momentun, and oscillations. Particular topics include Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian formalisms, non-inertial reference frames.

Four lecture/recitation periods per week.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 101 Principles of Physics I or PHYS 111 General Physics I, MATH 106 Calculus II, and computer programming skills or permission of the instructor. Corequisite(s): MATH 204 Calculus III or MATH 224 Differential Equations or permission of the instructor.