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 
Ungraded Math Review 

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 
Inclass 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 

Quadratic drag, ballistic trajectories 

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 
Inclass 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 
Inclass 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 
Inclass exam 4 
Chapters 57(partial) & HWs HJ 
EXAM 




