AEP 3330 Mechanics of Particles and Solid Bodies
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