PEP 320 Analytical Mechanics

Particle motion in one dimension. Simple harmonic oscillators. Motion in two and three dimensions, kinematics, work and energy, conservative forces, central forces, scattering. Systems of particles, linear and angular momentum theorems, collisions, linear spring systems, normal modes. Lagrange's equations, applications to simple systems. Introduction to moment of inertia tensor and to Hamilton's equations.




Department of Physics