CLASSICAL MECHANICS

PHYSICS 761

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms for describing the dynamics of classical systems including point particles, rigid bodies, and continuous media; principle of least action; symmetries, conservation laws, and Noether s theorem; small oscillations about stable equilibria; canonical transformations and canonical perturbation theory; Euler and Navier-Stokes equations for describing fluid motion including laminar and turbulent flows; dynamical properties of elastic solids; additional possible topics include wave propagation on strings and membranes, driven dissipative systems, and nonlinear dynamical systems. Instructor: Barbeau

Day / Time: 

TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Location: 

Physics 154

Instructor: 

Barbeau, Phillip

Section: 

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