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PHYS-430 Classical Mechanics (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Vector analysis. Newton's laws and dynamics of particles. Harmonic oscillator. Conservative systems. Gravitational forces and potential. Central fields and the motions of planets and satellites. Relativity. Elements of mathematical physics. Usually offered every three semesters; see Physics Department website. Prerequisite: PHYS-351 and MATH-321 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instrutor.