PHYS412 (Liberal Arts) Mechanics II 3 hrs. 3 crs. Background for advanced topics in quantum mechanics and theoretical physics; variational principles: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics; Euler's angles; the gyroscope; coupled oscillatory systems; Poisson and commutation brackets. Not offered on a regular basis. Preq: PHYS 211. Coreq: MATH 223. Availability to be determined by the department.