phys310 - Physics 310 - Theoretical Mechanics I - Fall...

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Physics 310 - Theoretical Mechanics I - Fall Semester 2009 Course Information and Syllabus Undergraduate Theoretical Mechanics I (3 credits) Classes: Tuesday and Thursday 0900-1015 in 114 Watanabe Hall, UHM See schedule below. . updated 9 September 2009 Prerequisites: Physics 151 or 170, and Math 232 (concurrent alright), or equivalent (see instructor for exceptions). General Information and Comments: The text will be ``Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems'' by Thornton and Marion , Fifth Edition, Thomson (2004). Website http://info.brookscole.com/thornton The pace will be about 1-2 weeks per chapter. We will cover chapters: 1) Mathematical Introduction 2) Newtonian Mechanics - Single Particle 3) Oscillations 4) Non-linear Oscillations and Chaos 5) Gravitation 6) Some Methods in the Calculus of Variations 7) Hamilton's Principle - Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics Please read the first chapter before Thurs, 27 August and do first problems. We will lightly cover the mathematical topics there, and come back to them as needed later in
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