GRADING:

Tests 50% (7 tests, Closed books or notebooks)
Problems 30% (All even numbered + 3 Runge-Kutta Numerical Integrations)
Final Exam 20% (Comprehensive)

Textbook: Classical dynamics of particles and systems (Thornton/Marion), 5th. Ed.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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1/12 . Intro Class Matrices/Vectors
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1/19:Matrices/Vectors . Matrices/Vectors . Matrices/Vectors
Ch. 1: 1.5-1.8 . Ch. 1: 1.9-1.12 . Ch. 1: 1.13-1.14
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1/26: Matrices/Vectors . Matrices/Vectors . Newton's Laws
Ch. 1: 1.15-1.17 . TEST 1 . Ch. 2: 2.1-2.2
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2/2: Newton's Laws . Newton's Laws . Newton's Laws
Ch. 2: 2.3-2.4 . Ch. 2: 2.5-2.6 . Ch. 2: 2.7-2.8
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2/9: Newton's Laws . Oscillations . Oscillations
TEST 2 . Ch. 3: 3.1-3.2 . Ch. 3: 3.3-3.4
R-K #1 DUE . . . .
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2/16: Oscillations . Oscillations . Oscillations
Ch. 3: 3.5-3.6 . Ch. 3: 3.7-3.8 . Ch. 3: 3.9-3.10
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2/23: Oscillations . Nonlinear/Chaos . Nonlinear/Chaos
TEST 3 . Ch. 4: 4.1-4.2 . Ch. 4: 4.3-4.4
R-K #2 DUE . . . .
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3/2: Nonlinear/Chaos . Nonlinear/Chaos . Nonlinear/Chaos
Ch. 4: 4.5-4.6 Ch. 4: 4.7-4.8 . TEST 4
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3/9: Gravitation . Gravitation . 3/12 -3/22 Spring Break
Ch. 5: 5.1 . Ch. 5: 5.2-5.3 .
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3/23: Gravitation . Gravitation . Calc. Variations
Ch. 5: 5.4-5.5 . TEST 5 . Ch. 6: 6.1-6.2
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3/30: Calc. Variations . Calc. Variations . Calc. Variations
Ch. 6: 6.3-6.4 . Ch. 6: 6.5-6.7 . TEST 6
All Saints Day . . . .
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4/6: Hamilton Form. . Hamilton Form. . Hamilton Form.
Ch. 7: 7.1-7.2 . Ch. 7: 7.3-7.4 . Ch. 7: 7.5-7.6
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4/13: Hamilton Form. . Hamilton Form. . Hamilton Form.
Ch. 7: 7.7-7.8 . Ch. 7: 7.9-7.10 . Ch. 7: 7.11-7.12
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4/20: Hamilton Form. . Hamilton Form. . .
Ch. 7: 7.13 .
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4/27: Hamilton Form. . 4/29 .
TEST 7 . Last Class . .
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5/6: Examinations End

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Easter Semester

January 13, 2015 First Day of Classes

January 16, 2015 Winter Convocation

March 12–22, 2015 Spring Break

April 29, 2015 Last Day of Classes

May 6, 2015 Last Day of Final Examinations

May 9, 2015 Baccalaureate

May 10, 2015 Commencement
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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