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8.09 Classical Mechanics III

Prereq: 8.223
U (Fall)
12 Units

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.

I. Stewart

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Subject meets with 8.309

Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22)

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...fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in...be satisfied by 22.09 in the Departmental...