COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH482  ADVANCED CLASSICAL MECHAN  2019  2  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course continues the development of concepts introduced in PH381. Hamiltonian mechanics is explored using the calculus of variations to provide a foundation for connecting classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. The twobody central force problem, the mechanics of rotating systems, and scattering theory are studied in depth. The mathematical techniques associated with cylindrical, spherical, and curvilinear coordinates are introduced, as are the basic principles of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
PH381  2006  2  1  Y 
AYT  #SECT/SIZE  CPBLTY  ENRLD  WAIT  SEATS  CLOSED  DETAILS  
2025  2  1  18  18  15  0  3  N  Hours  
2026  2  1  18  18  14  0  4  N  Hours  
2027  2  1  18  18  0  0  18  N  Hours  
2028  2  1  18  18  0  0  18  N  Hours  
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH482  ADVANCED CLASSICAL MECHAN  2007  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course continues the development of concepts introduced in PH381. Hamiltonian mechanics is explored using the calculus of variations to provide a foundation for connecting classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. The twobody central force problem, the mechanics of rotating systems, and scattering theory are studied in depth. The mathematical techniques associated with cylindrical, spherical, and curvilinear coordinates are introduced, as are the basic principles of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Cadets will be required to develop and demonstrate the ability to use a computer algebra system to solve advanced problems and plot the solutions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
PH381  2006  2  1  Y 