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This schedule is tentative and subject to change as the semester evolves

(Note: click on highlighted links to see powerpoint presentations/pdfs, if any, given during class)

Date
Day
Chapters
Topics
HW
JAN4
W
Discussion of syllabus and introduction
JAN6
F
Ungraded Diagnostic Test, Review of PHY2048
JAN 9
M
Chapter 1
JAN 11
W
Newtons Laws, Inertial frames
JAN 13
F
Vector algebra (dot product)
Quiz 1
JAN 16
M
No Class
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
JAN 18
W
Vector algebra (cross product), applications
JAN 20
F
Rotation Matrices
HWA
JAN 23
M
Other coordinate systems
Quiz 2
JAN 25
W
In-class exam 1
Chapter 1 and HWA
EXAM
JAN 27
F
Air resistance (linear drag), Intro Dimensional analysis,
JAN 30
M
Chapter 2 (L9)
Linear drag with gravity, ballistic trajectories
HWB
FEB 1
W
FEB 3
F
Chapter 2 (L11)
Charged particle motion in uniform magnetic field
Quiz 3
FEB 6
M
Linear momentum,collisions
HWC
FEB 8
W
Chapter 3 (L13)
Rocket propulsion
FEB 10
F
Center of mass, angular momentum
HWD
FEB 13
M
Torque, angular momentum, moment of inertia
Quiz 4
FEB 15
W
Chapter 4 (L16)
Work - Kinetic Energy theorem, conservative forces
FEB 17
F
In-class exam 2
Chapters 2 and 3, HWs B - D
EXAM
FEB 20
M
Potential energy, conservative forces
HWE
FEB 22
W
Potential energy in 1D, equilibrium, stability
FEB 24
F
Equations of motion in constrained 1D potentials
HWF
FEB 27
M
Central forces,spherical coordinates,conservation laws
MAR 1
W
Chapter 4 (L21)
Central forces, particle interactions
Quiz 5
MAR 3
F
Chapter 4 (L22)
Central forces, rigid body motion
HWG
MAR 6
M
Spring Break
MAR 8
W
Spring Break
MAR 10
F
Spring Break
MAR 13
M
Chapter 5 (L23)
Simple harmonic oscillator
MAR 15
W
In-class exam 3
Chapters 3 and 4 & HWs E - G
EXAM
MAR 17
F
Chapter 5 (L24)
Simple harmonic oscillator examples
MAR 20
M
Damped harmonic oscillators
MAR 22
W
Chapter 5 (L26)
Critically damped oscillators, Quality (Q) factor
MAR 24
F
Chapter 5 L(27)
Driven damped harmonic oscillators
Quiz 6,HWH
MAR 27
M
Chapter 5 (L28)
Resonance
MAR 29
W
Fourier Analysis
MAR 31
F
Chapter 6 (L30)
Calculus of Variations I
Quiz 7
APR 3
M
Brachistochrone, Catenary, Fermat
HWI
APR 5
W
Chapter 6 (L32)
Calculus of Variations I - Euler Lagrange Eq
APR7
F
Chapter 6 (L33)
Lagrangian Mechanics and Variational principles
Quiz 8
APR 10
M
Chapter 7 (L34)
Generalized forces
APR 12
W
Chapter 7 (L35)
Lagrangian techniques - examples
APR 14
F
Chapter 7 (L36)
Lagrangian techniques - examples
ALC test, HWJ
APR 17
M
Assigned (L37)
Dimensional analysis, Review
APR 19
W
In-class exam 4
Chapters 5-7(partial) & HWs H-J
EXAM

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