M. J. Moloney
moloney@rose-hulman.edu
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Text: Introduction to Classical Mechanics by
David Morin

2 hour exams and a final exam. Homework and Worksheets are 30% of the course grade.

PH 314 Homework Assignments

Course Topics

2 hour exams and a final exam. Homework and Worksheets are 30% of the course grade.

PH 314 Homework Assignments

Course Topics

- Useful power series: binomial series, taylor series

- Review of statics (forces and torques) (Ch 2)

- First introduction of Lagange's equations of motion (recipe)
- Review of dynamics (F = ma, energy conservation) (Ch 3, Ch 5)

- Integration of DEs (analytic integration & numerical integration via RK2)
- Oscillations (Ch 4)

- Simple harmonic oscillations
- Damped harmonic oscillations
- Quality factor associated with damped motions
- Driven, damped harmonic oscillations
- Coupled oscillations

- Lagrange's equations (derivation and examples) (Ch 6)

- Small oscillations
- Central forces (Ch 7)

- Angular momentum (constant L)
- Angular momentum (General L)
- Accelerating frames of reference
- translational force
- coriolis force
- centrifugal force
- projectile problems
- tides