PHYS 44 Mechanics
The fundamental principles of mechanics. Lagrangian form of the equations of motion. Central force motion, collisions and scattering, dynamics of rigid bodies, vibrations, normal modes, and waves. Nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
or PHYS 19
; and PHYS 14
or PHYS 16
; and MATH 22
or MATH 23
, or permission of the instructor.
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