PHY 385K PHY 385K. Classical Mechanics. 3 Hours.
Classical and relativistic Hamiltonian mechanics; Hamilton-Jacobi theory; Lagrangian mechanics for continuous media; symmetry principles and conservation laws. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
It is assumed that the student has an undergraduate background that includes mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics.