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Physics 409: Classical Mechanics Fall ‘10 16 November Lecture schedule : 18 November: Review class for Test #5 19 November: 9 am - Fuller Chapter Test #5 on Ch. 5 (excluding heavy top) 30 November - Ch. 9, mainly Sec. 5 and 6 (2 nd ed.); Sec. 6 and 7 (3 rd ed.); Ch. 8, Sec. 5 2 December - 2 nd ed.: Ch. 9, Sec. 1, 2, 3(partial p. 391); 3 rd ed.: Ch. 9, Sec. 1, 2, 3, 4(partial pp. 381, 382) 7 December - Chapter Test #6 on Ch. 8 Review how to set up Hamiltonians using cylindrical and spherical coordinates. No class on 23 or 25 November: Thanksgiving Holiday Reading tips for 30 Nov. lecture : What function generates rotations about an axis lying along the unit vector n ? Are the conjugate momenta p θ and p φ that appear in the single particle Hamiltonian in spherical coordinates also components of the angular momentum vector L ? Can Hamilton’s equations of motion be derived from a variational principle? Homework Set #13: Due Friday, 3 December 10 am (1) (a) GPS Problem 8.1 (2 nd ed. Problem 1) (b) GPS Problem 8.3 (2 nd ed. #21) In the 3 rd ed.
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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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