Dan Arovas' Lecture Notes How to do well in this class. |

Date |
Topics (and link to lecture notes) |
Homework |

9/25 | Introduction to dynamics | |

9/30 | Dynamics. Conservation of momentum, angular momentum, energy. | HW 1 (Due Oct. 7) solutions |

10/2 | More on conservation laws, and energy. | |

10/7 | Oscillations | HW 2 (Due Oct. 14) solutions |

10/9 | More on oscillations | |

10/14 | Midterm 1 (exam and solutions) | |

10/16 | Principle of least action. Other functionals | HW3 (Due Oct. 28) solutions |

10/21 | Euler Lagrange equations. Applications. Examples. | |

10/23 | More on Euler Lagrange equations. Applications. Examples. | |

10/28 | Nother's theorem, conservation laws | HW 4 (due Nov. 6) solutions |

10/30 | More conservation laws. More examples | |

11/4 | Constrained Systems. Examples. | |

11/6 | Midterm 2 (with solutions) | |

11/11 | Veteran's Day. No class. | |

11/13 | Central Forces | HW 5 (due Nov. 20) solutions |

11/18 | Central Forces, cont. | |

11/20 | Central forces cont. | |

11/25 | Coupled oscillators | HW 6 (due Dec. 4) solutions |

12/2 | Coupled oscillators cont. | |

12/4 | Hamiltonian Mechanics |