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PHYS 2107 - Celestial Mechanics and Relativity

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Blended, Lecture, Online
This course is an introduction to the subjects of celestial mechanics and special relativity, building on the prerequisites to develop a more advanced understanding of mechanics. It applies Newtonian mechanics to problems of interest in astronomy, such as planetary orbits, tidal effects and rigid body motion. It then goes on to investigate how Newtonian mechanics breaks down for large speeds and is replaced by special relativity.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1201 , and MATH 1202  or MATH 2200 , both with grades of C- or higher.
Recommended Preparation: ASTR 1301 .
Note: PHYS 2107 and ASTR 2107  are identical courses. Only one of these courses will count towards GPA calculation and graduation.

General Science Option