PHY4222 Mechanics 2 - Spring 2017
This is a tentative schedule, subject to change as the semester evolves.
Hamiltonian mechanicsDate | Day | Lectures | Topics | HW/Exams |
Jan 4 | W | Ch 6 | Overview, review | |
Jan 6 | F | Ch 6 | Calculus of Variations Read ch 6; HW 1 assigned | |
Jan 9 | M | Ch 7 | Lagrange's equations Read ch 7.1-3; consider 6.25*** for discussion in class | |
Jan 11 | W | Ch 7 | ||
Jan 13 | F | Ch 7 | HW 1 due | |
Jan 16 | M | No class | MLK Day | |
Jan 18 | W | Ch 7 | (May skip Sections 7.9 and 7.10 - but didn't) | |
Jan 20 | F | Ch 8 | Two-body center-force problems | HW 2 due |
Jan 23 | M | Ch 8 | ||
Jan 25 | W | Ch 8 | ||
Jan 27 | F | Ch 8 | HW 3 due | |
Jan 30 | M | Ch 9 | Mechanics in noninertial frames | |
Feb 1 | W | Ch 9 | ||
Feb 3 | F | Ch 9 | HW 4 due | |
Feb 6 | M | Ch 9 | ||
Feb 8 | W | Ch 10 | Rotational motion of rigid bodies | |
Feb 10 | F | Ch 10 | HW 5 due | |
Feb 13 | M | Ch 10 | ||
Feb 13 | M | Per E2 - E3 | Ch 7 - 9 | NPB 1002 |
Feb 15 | W | Ch 10 | ||
Feb 17 | F | Ch 10 | (May skip sections 10.9 and 10.10) | |
Feb 20 | M | Ch 11 | Coupled oscillators and normal modes | |
Feb 22 | W | Ch 11 | ||
Feb 24 | F | Ch 11 | (May skip Section 11.7) | HW 6 due |
Feb 27 | M | Ch 13 | ||
Mar 1 | W | Ch 13 | ||
Mar 3 | F | Ch 13 | (May skip Sections 13.4 - 13.7) | HW 7 due |
Mar 6 | M | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 8 | W | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 10 | F | No class | Spring break | |
Mar 13 | M | Ch 14 | Collision theory | |
Mar 15 | W | Ch 14 | ||
Mar 17 | F | Ch 14 | HW 8 due | |
Mar 20 | M | Ch 15 | Special relativity | |
Mar 22 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Mar 22 | W | Per E2 - E3 | Ch 10 - 11, 13.1-4 | NPB 1002 |
Mar 24 | F | Ch 15 | HW 9 due | |
Mar 27 | M | Ch 15 | ||
Mar 29 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Mar 31 | F | Ch 15 | HW 10 due | |
Apr 3 | M | Ch 15 | ||
Apr 5 | W | Ch 15 | ||
Apr 7 | F | Ch 16 | Continuum mechanics | HW 11 due |
Apr 10 | M | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 12 | W | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 14 | F | Ch 16 | HW 12 due | |
Apr 17 | M | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 19 | W | Ch 16 | ||
Apr 21 | F | No class | Reading/review break | HW 13 due |
Apr 26 | W | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Final exam: Ch 13.5-7, 14 - 16 80%, cumulative 20% | NPB 1002 |