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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SCHEDULE (MWF 10-10:50)
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