PHY4222 Mechanics 2 - Spring 2016
This is a tentative schedule, subject to change as the semester evolves.
Hamiltonian mechanicsDate | Day | Lectures | Topics | HW/Exams |
Jan 6 | W | Ch 6 | Overview, review | |
Jan 8 | F | Ch 6 | Calculus of Variations | |
Jan 11 | M | Ch 7 | Lagrange's equations | |
Jan 13 | W | Ch 7 | ||
Jan 15 | F | Ch 7 | HW 1 due | |
Jan 18 | M | No class | MLK Day | |
Jan 20 | W | Ch 7 | (May skip Sections 7.9 and 7.10) | |
Jan 22 | F | Ch 8 | Two-body center-force problems | HW 2 due |
Jan 25 | M | Ch 8 | ||
Jan 27 | W | Ch 8 | ||
Jan 29 | F | Ch 8 | HW 3 due | |
Feb 1 | M | Ch 9 | Mechanics in noninertial frames | |
Feb 3 | W | Ch 9 | ||
Feb 5 | F | Ch 9 | HW 4 due | |
Feb 8 | M | Ch 9 | ||
Feb 10 | W | Ch 10 | Rotational motion of rigid bodies | |
Feb 12 | F | Ch 10 | HW 5 due | |
Feb 15 | M | Ch 10 | ||
Feb 16 | T | Per E2 - E3 | Ch 7 - 9 | NPB 1002 |
Feb 17 | W | Ch 10 | ||
Feb 19 | F | Ch 10 | (May skip sections 10.9 and 10.10) | |
Feb 22 | M | Ch 11 | Coupled oscillators and normal modes | |
Feb 24 | W | Ch 11 | ||
Feb 26 | F | Ch 11 | (May skip Section 11.7) | HW 6 due |
Feb 29 | M | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 2 | W | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 4 | F | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 7 | M | Ch 13 | ||
Mar 9 | W | Ch 13 | ||
Mar 11 | F | Ch 13 | (May skip Sections 13.4 - 13.7) | HW 7 due |
Mar 14 | M | Ch 14 | Collision theory | |
Mar 16 | W | Ch 14 | ||
Mar 18 | F | Ch 14 | HW 8 due | |
Mar 21 | M | Ch 15 | Special relativity | |
Mar 22 | T | Per E2 - E3 | Ch 10 - 11, 13 | NPB 1002 |
Mar 23 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Mar 25 | F | Ch 15 | HW 9 due | |
Mar 20 | M | Ch 15 | ||
Mar 30 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Apr 1 | F | Ch 15 | HW 10 due | |
Apr 4 | M | Ch 15 | ||
Apr 6 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Apr 8 | F | Ch 16 | Continuum mechanics | HW 11 due |
Apr 11 | M | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 13 | W | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 15 | F | Ch 16 | HW 12 due | |
Apr 18 | M | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 20 | W | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 22 | F | No class | Reading/review break | HW 13 due |
Apr 27 | W | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Final exam: Ch 14 - 16 60%, cumulative 40% | NPB 1002 |