University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 4001.100

Analytical Mechanics

Session: Fall 2014 (9/02-12/10)
Instructor: Charles E. Campbell (e-mail: campbell @
Time: 1325 MWF
Location: Phys 170

The course emphasizes a mathematically sophisticated reformulation of Newtonian mechanics. This course develops the skills of solving the difficult problems that arise in complex mechanical systems using advanced mathematical techniques. Applications include oscillators, orbital dynamics, and rigid body dynamics. This course serves as an introduction to the Lagrangian formulation of dynamics. Mathematics beyond the prerequisite mathematics courses are developed as required. The knowledge of physics learned in Physics 2303, 2403, or 2503 is assumed. A discussion section will give you the opportunity to discuss your conceptual understanding and practice your problem solving skills in collaboration with other students.

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