Intermediate Mechanics I & II are two directed study courses taken in sequence that the student completes at their own pace, but is designed to be completed within one semester each. Together, the courses provide a thorough exploration of the mechanics of systems of particles and rigid bodies. Topics include coordinate transformation and vectors, Newtonian mechanics, linear and nonlinear oscillations, Hamilton’s principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, non-inertial reference systems, rigid-body dynamics, coupled oscillations, and introductory fluid mechanics.
Intermediate Mechanics I & II
Fall or Spring Semester, Directed Study
Modern Physics (UP070)
Differential Equations (UM53A) or equivalent
Consent of instructor