A detailed study of the motion of rigid bodies includes planar motion, impulse and collision, the inertia tensor, principal axes, and motion in three dimensions. Gyroscopic precission and nutation are examined in some detail using Eulerian angles. The second half of the course introduces Lagrangian mechanics, forces of constraint, and the Hamiltonian function. These are applied to the dynamics of coupled oscillating systems and the calculation of normal modes.

Credit Weight:
0.5
Prerequisite(s):
Physics 2111
Offering:
3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences