M. J. Moloney
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Text: Classical Mechanics, Second Edition
by T. L. Chow

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

- Ch 1: Coordinate systems, dot product, position, velocity,
acceleration in several coordinate systems, unit vectors and their
derivatives.

- Chapter 2: Newton's laws of linear and rotational motion, work,
energy, conservation laws

- First introduction of Lagange's equations of motion (recipe)
- Chapter 3: Integration of Newton's laws of motion

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

- Simple harmonic oscillations Ch 7

- Damped harmonic oscillations Ch 7

- Quality factor associated with damped motions Ch 7

- Driven, damped harmonic oscillations Ch 7

- Coupled oscillations Ch 8

- Lagrange's equations (derivation and examples) (Ch 4)

- Small oscillations
- Central forces (Ch 6)
- Rigid body motion Ch 12

- Accelerating frames of reference Ch 11

- translational force
- coriolis force
- centrifugal force
- projectile problems