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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.

Degree Requirements


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.