Physics 605 Classical Mechanics Fall Quarter 2008-2009 Professor: Roger W. Rollins Office: Clippinger 331 Phone: 593-1728 email: mailto:/email@example.com Office Hours: Specific times To Be Announced or by appointment. Course website: http:/www.phy.ohiou.
Phys 605. Midterm Exam October 15, 2007
Problem 1: [45 pts.]A cylinder of radius R, mass M1 , and moment of inertia (about its central axis) I = 1 M1 R2 is rolling without slipping on an incline with angle with respect to the horizontal. The incline 2 its
Phys 605. Homework 4 Due 5pm, Monday, October 6, 2008 Problem 4-1: [10 pts.] A general surface of revolution may be described in cylindrical polar coordinates (r,z) by the function r = r(z). The function r(z) and its derivative dr/dz r (z) are given. Use
Phys 605. Homework 5 Due 5pm, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Problem 5-1: [20 pts.] A spherical pendulum consists of a particle of mass m in a uniform gravitational field constrained to move on the surface of a sphere of radius R. (a) Find a Lagrangian for the
Phys 605. Homework 5 Due 5pm, Monday, October 27, 2008 Problem 5-1: [10 pts.] Consider point particles scattering elastically (angle of incidence equals angle of reflection at point of impact) from an infinitely massive, perfectly hard ellipsoid of rotati
Phys 605. Homework 7 Due 5pm, Monday, November 3, 2008 Problem 7-1: [10 pts] Make sure you understand the derivation of the "active" rotation formula (Eq. 4.62 GPS pg. 162) r = r cos + n(r n)(1 - cos ) + (r n) sin . ^ ^ ^ ("active" rotation formula) that