Second semester of a rigorous study of classical mechanics, including the motion of a single particle and the motion of a system of particles. The Lagrange generalization of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, and general relativity are among the topics treated. Prerequisites: PHY 111/L and MAS 266. 3 credits.
It is expected that students will
The textbook for the course is Introduction to Classical Mechanics by David Morin, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-87622-3.
The plan for this course is to read chapters 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Morin. Each week you will present one Problem and one Exercise from the chapter on the syllabus for that week. The Problem can be any problem of interest to you; the Exercise must have at least two stars.
Your grade will be determined by the completeness of the Problems and Exercises that you present.