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.
|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.|
|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 13||Final exam week|