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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by I. Stewart.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Classical Mechanics III site or on the 8.09 Stellar site.

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lagrangian mechanics systems with constraints hamiltonian mechanics

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