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PH381 COURSE DETAILS


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PH381 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 2020 1 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course continues the development of physical principles introduced in the core physics curriculum. Direct application of Newton's laws is used to analyze phenomena such as projectile motion with air resistance, charged particle motion, and motion in a central force field. Harmonic, driven, and damped oscillations are studied in depth, as are systems of coupled oscillators. The formalism of Lagrangian mechanics is studied in depth. The mathematical tools of classical mechanics are introduced, to include vector fields, line integrals, the calculus of variations, linear algebra, and eigenvalue equations. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH381 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PH363 2006 1 1 Y
  MA364 2015 1 2 Y
  MA365 2018 1 3 Y

PH381 (Version 2020-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2024 - 1 1 19 19 14 0 5 N DR PFENNING Hours

2025 - 1 1 18 18 10 0 8 N PROF HARRELL Hours

2026 - 1 1 19 19 0 0 19 N DR PFENNING Hours


PH381 (Version: 2006 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 2006 2 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course continues the development of physical principles introduced in the core physics curriculum. Direct application of Newton's laws is used to analyze phenomena such as projectile motion with air resistance, charged particle motion, and motion in a central force field. Harmonic, driven, and damped oscillations are studied in depth, as are systems of coupled oscillators. The formalism of Lagrangian mechanics is studied in depth. The mathematical tools of classical mechanics are introduced, to include vector fields, line integrals, the calculus of variations, linear algebra, and eigenvalue equations. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH381 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PH363 2006 1 1 Y
  MA364 2015 1 2 Y
  MA365 2018 1 3 Y

PH381 (Version: 2003 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 2003 1 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.0 (BS=2.5, ET=0.5, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course continues the development of concepts introduced in PH203 and PH204. Direct applications of Newton's laws are used to analyze such phenomena as motion under the influence of central forces, motion in noninertial frames of reference, and motion of rigid bodies. The elegant formalisms of Lagrange and Hamilton are studied to provide a foundation for connecting classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH381 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA363 2003 2 1 Y
  PH204 2001 2 1 Y
  MA364 2003 1 2 Y
  PH204 2001 2 2 Y
  MA363 2003 2 3 Y
  PH254 2002 2 3 Y
  MA364 2003 1 4 Y
  PH254 2002 2 4 Y

PH381 (Version: 1977 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PH381 INTER CLASSICAL MECHANICS 1977 1 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.0 (BS=2.5, ET=0.5, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course continues the development of concepts introduced in PH201. Direct applications of Newton's Laws are used to analyze such phenomena as motion under the influence of central forces, motion in non-inertial frames of reference, and motion of rigid bodies. The elegant formalisms of Lagrange and Hamilton are studied to provide a foundation for connecting classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH381 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA363 1989 1 1 Y
  MA364 1992 2 2 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  PH201 1978 1 1 Y
  PH251 1992 1 2 Y
  PH204 2001 2 3 Y
  PH254 2002 2 4 Y