PHYS 3650 - Classical Mechanics 2
(3 Credits)

The second in a sequence of two courses on intermediate to advanced level mechanics. Topics include calculus of variations, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, canonical equations using Poisson brackets, nonlinear oscillations and chaos, coupled oscillations, and the wave equation in continuous media. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in PHYS 2650. Pre-or corequisite: PHYS 3496 or PHYS 2490 or MATH 3132.