The intent is to follow the text fairly closely. The details of this schedule are likely to change somewhat but the material should still be covered adequately.
Week | Material | Notes |
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Aug 23 | Chapter 1 - Introduction, units, vectors, coordinate systems, derivatives of vectors, rectlinear, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems. | |
Aug 30 | Chapter 2 - Motion in one dimension, uniform acceleration, potential and kinetic energy, velocity dependent forces. | |
Sep 6 | Chapter 3 - Oscillations, linear restoring force, equations of motion, simple pendulum, energy conservation. | |
Sep 13 | Chapter 3 (cont.) - damped harmonic motion, forced harmonic motion, Fourier analysis, examples. | |
Sep 20 | Chapter 4 - Motion in 3 dimensions, potential energy, projectile motion, harmonic oscillator in 3 dimensions, motion in electric and magnetic fields. | |
Sep 27 | Chapter 5 - Non-inertial reference frames, rotation coordinate systems, angular velocity. | |
Oct 4 | Chapter 6 - Central forces and gravitation, examples. | First mid-term this week. |
Oct 11 | Chapter 7 - Systems of particles, angular momentum, center of mass, reduced mass, examples. | No class Oct 12 (October break) |
Oct 18 | Chapter 8 - Rigid bodies, moments of inertia, angular momentum. | |
Oct 25 | ||
Nov 1 | Chapter 9 - Motion of rigid bodies, principal axes, Euler's equations of motion. | |
Nov 8 | continued... | Second mid-term this week. |
Nov 15 | Chapter 10 - Lagrangian mechanics. | |
Nov 22 | continued... | No class Nov 25 (Thanksgiving) |
Nov 29 | Chapter 11 - Oscillating systems. | |
Dec 6 | Review | |
Dec 13 | Final exam week |