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Physics V1100

V1100: Analytical Dynamics
The Lagrangian formulation, including Hamilton's principle; Lagrange's equations; central force motion; Kepler problem, scattering; rigid body motion; transformation matrices. Eulerian angles, inertia tensor. The Hamiltonian formulation including canonical equations; canonical transformations; Hamilton-Jacobi theory. Small oscillations. Continuous systems and fields. Relativistic dynamics. All master's students will generally be required to take V1100.

Prereq or coreq: Physics V0100. 

3 HR./WK., PLUS CONF.; 4 CR.