College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

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. Offered every Fall.
Prerequisite: PHYS 008 , and one of PHYS 007 , ENGR 006 , or strong performance in PHYS 003 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Spring 2024. Bester.
Spring 2025. Bester.
Spring 2026. Bester.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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