ph409_assign12 - Physics 409: Classical Mechanics 9...

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Physics 409: Classical Mechanics Fall ‘10 9 November Lecture schedule : 11 November: Chap. 8, Sec. 8.2 16 November: Ch. 9, mainly Sec. 4 and 5 (2 nd ed.); Sec. 5 and 6 (3 rd ed.) 18 November: Review class for Test #5 (See reverse side for topics.) 19 November: Chapter Test #5 on Ch. 5 (excluding heavy top) 9-11am Reading tips for Nov. 11 lecture : How does the choice of generalized coordinates used in the Lagrangian affect the functional form of the Hamiltonian and its status as the energy and a conserved quantity? Reading tips for 16 Nov. lecture : What are canonical variables? What does canonical invariance mean? Does the value of a Poisson bracket of two functions depend on the choice of canonical variables? What is an infinitesimal canonical transformation (ICT)? What are the “direct conditions”(Eqs.(9.48) that must hold for a restricted canonical transformation? Homework Set #12: Due Wednesday, 17 November 6PM (Help session on Tuesday 16 Nov. I will not be here on Monday 15 Nov.) (1) GPS Problem 5.19 (2 nd ed., Chap. 5, Problem 13) Hint: Use T = T COM + T rel (2) A solid, uniform sphere of mass M and radius a
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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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