Mechanics
PHY 6247  Fall 2021
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Syllabus
Homework problems:
HW 1: Due 9/14/2021
 Solution sketch
HW 2: Due 9/21/2021
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HW 3: Due 10/12/2021
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HW 4: Due 10/19/2021
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HW 5: Due 10/29/2021
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HW 6: Due 11/11/2021
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HW 7: Due 11/23/2021
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HW 8: Due 11/30/2021
HW 9: Due 12/5/2021
Note: The solution sketches posted here were not all written by me, and
are thus not necessarily error free.
Remote option:
Link for online class on Tuesday and Thursday at 15:30
In class I am writing on a tablet. The writing is projected onto a screen in
the room there. That same screen is shared via Zoom, so that you can hear me
talk and also see what I am writing. This may be a good option for some of
you.
Lecture notes:
0824,
0826,
0831,
0902,
0907,
0909,
0914,
0916,
0921,
0923,
0928,
1005,
1007,
1012,
1014,
1019,
1021,
1026,
1028,
1102,
1109,
1116,
1119,
1123,
1130,
Exams:
Exam 1: Thursday 9/30/2021 from 3:304:50PM in class
The exam will cover Elementary Principles of Mechanics,
Variational Principles, Lagrange's Equations and Hamilton's Principle,
i.e. Chap. 1 and 2 in the book, and HW 1 and 2.
Note: Students are allowed to bring one sheet of letter size paper
with handwritten notes on one side.
Exam 2: Tuesday 11/4/2021 from 3:304:50PM in class
The exam will focus on Central forces, Rigid Bodies and Rotations,
i.e. Chap. 3, 4, and 5 in the book, and HW 3, 4, 5.
Note: Students are allowed to bring one sheet of letter size paper
with handwritten notes on one side.
Final Exam: Thursday 12/9/2021 from 13:1515:45 in
College of Education Bldg Boca Room 111
The final exam is cumulative, but the main emphasis will be on
Hamilton's equations, Canonical transformations and HamiltonJacobi
(Chap. 810 in Goldstein).
But do not forget things like Lagrangians.
Note: Students are allowed to bring one sheet of letter size paper
with handwritten notes on both sides.