List of Activities in Classical Mechanics Linked by Topic

**Newton's Laws**

**why must a potential energy function be continuous?****test a force to see if it's conservative; evaluate line integral (qualitative)****test a force to see if it's conservative; evaluate line integral (Maple)****yank on light cord to mass suspended by another cord - sketch and discussion****yank on a light cord to mass suspended by a light cord - which cord will break?****foucault pendulum, with starter worksheet for students****driven, damped oscillator, with amplitude and phase as a function of frequency****numerical convergence of several methods applied to 1-d motion**

**Collisions**

**collision of two bodies via a spring****small ball bounces high after colliding with rebounding large ball**

**Lagrange's equations of motion**

**projectile motion****mass sliding on tabletop w/ light string thru hole to hanging mass****rotating mass-spring system**

**Kepler's Laws**

**retrograde motion of planets as seen from Earth****'kinks' in motions of bodies near Jupiter****stability of motion at a triangular lagrange point in Sun-Jupiter system**

**Rigid Bodies**

**Euler angles carried into 3D view and animation****rotating rigid body with torque; motion at large and small angular momentum**

**Coupled oscillations**