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Physics 409: Classical Mechanics
Fall ‘10
12 October
Lecture schedule
:
14 October,
Ch.4, Sec. 4.10
19 October,
Chapter Test #3 on Ch. 3
21 October, Ch. 5, Sec.5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Review session: Monday 18 October, 3:30  6, Rm. 202
Reading Tips for 14 October
: Are the Coriolis force and the centrifugal force real or effective
forces? What effect does the centrifugal force have on the shape of the earth?
What effect does
the Coriolis force have on an object moving with respect to the Earth’s surface?
Reading tips for 21 October
: What is the moment of inertia tensor? How is it used in expressions
for the kinetic energy and angular momentum of a rigid body rotating with one point fixed? How
does the choice of coordinate system affect the moment of inertia tensor? What is the Parallel
Axis Theorem?
Homework Set #8:
Due Friday, 22 October
(1)
GPS Problem 4.1 (2
nd
ed. Problem #1)
(2)
GPS Problem 4.2 (2
nd
ed., Chap.4,
Problem 2) Note: adjoint means transpose plus complex
conjugation.
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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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