Ph409_assign04 - Physics 409 Classical Mechanics September Lecture schedule:L7 14 September 2.4(but not the version in GPS 16 September Chapter

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Physics 409: Classical Mechanics Fall ‘10 14 September Lecture schedule :L7 - 14 September 2.4 (but not the version in GPS) 16 September: Chapter Test #1 on Chapter 1 L8 - 21 September: Chap. 3 Review session: Tuesday, 14 September, 3:30 pm Rm 202 Reading tips for September 21 : (Sec. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3) How many DOF are there in the 2-body central force problem? What is Kepler’s Second Law? What is an effective central potential, i.e., what are its components? How can you use it do describe the 2-body motion, i.e., to classify the possible types of orbits? Under what conditions are circular orbits possible? Homework Set #4: Due Tuesday, 21 September (1) A point particle of mass m is constrained to move in a vertical plane along the curve y = ax 2 , where a is a constant. Let the positive y axis point downward, so that the uniform gravitational potential acting on the particle is V = - mgy . (a) Using a Lagrangian formulation, express the tangential acceleration ݏሷ of the particle solely as a function of
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2010 for the course PHYSICS ph 409 taught by Professor Wilemski during the Fall '10 term at Missouri S&T.

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Ph409_assign04 - Physics 409 Classical Mechanics September Lecture schedule:L7 14 September 2.4(but not the version in GPS 16 September Chapter

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