PHYS U7310X Analytical Dynamics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHY 711.
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45 hours plus conference; 4 credits
Linear vector spaces. Small oscillations. Rigid bodies, including Euler's angles. Hamiltonian theory, including Hamilton's principle, Hamilton's equations, contact transformations. The Hamilton-Jacobi method; infinitesimal contact transformations; further development of transformation theory; special applications. Continuous media and fields. Introduction to special relativity theory.