8.09 Classical Mechanics III


Class Info

Covers Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, systems with constraints, rigid body dynamics, vibrations, central forces, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, action-angle variables, perturbation theory, and continuous systems. Provides an introduction to ideal and viscous fluid mechanics, including turbulence, as well as an introduction to nonlinear dynamics, including chaos. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has 8.223 as a prerequisite.

8.09 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by I. Stewart.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-114.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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lagrangian mechanics systems with constraints hamiltonian mechanics

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