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AEP 3330 Mechanics of Particles and Solid Bodies

Course description

Covers Newton’s mechanics; constants of the motion; many-body systems; linear oscillations; variational calculus; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism for generalized coordinates; non-inertial reference systems; central-force motion; motion of rigid bodies; small vibrations in multi-mass systems; nonlinear oscillations; and basic introduction to relativistic mechanics. Emphasis is on mathematical treatments, physical concepts, and applications. (At the level of Classical Dynamics by Marion and Thornton.)

Prerequisite: Non-Cornell students must get permission of instructor to enroll.


PHYS 1112 or 1116


AEP 4210 or equivalent or permission of instructor


AEP 3330 001-LEC On-campus program: Engineering Cooperative Education Program

The AEP 3330 001-LEC section of this course has been canceled.

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