PHYS 111. Analytical Dynamics
Intermediate classical mechanics. Motion of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions; Kepler's laws and planetary motion; phase space; oscillatory motion; Lagrange equations and variational principles; systems of particles; collisions and cross sections; motion of a rigid body; Euler's equations; rotating frames of reference; small oscillations; normal modes; and wave phenomena.
Prerequisite: PHYS 005 , PHYS 007 , PHYS 008 , and PHYS 017 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
Fall 2017. Light.
Fall 2018. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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