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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 352 - Analytical Mechanics II

Further study of dynamic systems. Introduction to coordinate transformations, variational principles, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods, and nonlinear systems.

Prerequisite: PHYS 351.

Credits: (3)

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

  • Correctly apply Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations to the analysis of appropriate mechanical systems.
  • Analyze and predict the behavior of nonlinear systems using phase-space diagrams and logistic maps.
  • Perform coordinate transformations, making use of rotation matrices, invariants, and matrix operations.

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