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PHYS 231.00 Analytical and Computational Mechanics 6 credits

Open: Size: 32, Registered: 25, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036


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Synonym: 58228

Jay D Tasson

An analytical and computational treatment of classical mechanics using Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms. A variety of systems, including some whose equations of motion cannot be solved analytically, will be explored. Possible examples include harmonic oscillators, central-force problems, chaotic dynamics, astrophysical systems, and medieval siege engines.

Prerequisite: Physics 131, 143 or 144 and Mathematics 210 or 211 or instructor permission

Formerly PHYS 229/230

PHYS 400.03 Integrative Exercise 3-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 4, Registered: 3, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 58232

Jay D Tasson

An extensive study of a specific topic in physics, culminating in a 60-minute presentation during winter or spring term and a 7500 word paper. Students may arrange to complete the bulk of their work during winter or spring term (Physics 400, 6 credits), or divide their effort between terms (Physics 400, winter, 3 credits; Physics 400, spring, 3 credits).

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