Physics 409: Classical Mechanics
Fall ‘10
24 August
Lecture schedule
: 24 August  2 September: Chapter 1
Homework Set #1:
Due Tuesday, 31 August
(1) Chap.1, GPS Problem 1 (#4 in 2
nd
ed)
(2) Chap.1, GPS Problem 2 (#5 in 2
nd
ed)
(3) Chap.1, GPS Problem 3 (#6 in 2
nd
ed)
(4) Chap.1, GPS Problem 12 (#2 in 2
nd
ed)
Reading tips for 26 August
: (Sec.1.11.3)
Definition of Center of Mass (COM)
Coordinates and velocities relative to the COM
Splitting the total angular momentum of a many particle system into COM and relative terms
Splitting the total kinetic energy of a many particle system into COM and relative terms
The idea of constraints in a mechanical system
The four different types of constraints
The concept of degrees of freedom of a mechanical system
Reading tips for 31 Aug.
: Read Sec 1.4, and read Secs. 1.5 and 1.6.
Review example problems in notes.
Pay attention to
what a first integral is
what a constant of the motion is
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 Fall '10
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 mechanics, Angular Momentum, Work, total angular momentum, GPS Problem

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