May 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 351 - Analytical Mechanics I

Introduction to advanced physical concepts and mathematical techniques associated with dynamic systems including conservation laws, mpm-conservative forces, oscillating systems, non-inertial reference frames, and central-force motion.

Prerequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183. Pre- or co-requisites: MATH 273 and MATH 376.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Determine the physical principles that govern a given problem
  • Formulate problems mathematically
  • Identify useful approximations and simplifications
  • Recognize a general or useful form that a solution might take
  • Use appropriate mathematical techniques needed to solve the problem
  • Interpret mathematical solutions in terms of the relevant physics

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