lecture 6
Topics: F = ma Euler-Lagrange equations Hamiltons principle Functions of functions Calculus of variations Functional derivatives Finding functional derivatives Back to Hamiltons principle M
lecture 5
Topics: Where are we now? Newtons second law and momentum The third law Rocket motion Scattering and kinematics Elastic collisions Inelastic collisions The speed of a bullet More elastic col
lecture 4
Topics: Where are we? Conservation laws Work and Energy and the second Law Energy in the harmonic oscillator Work and Energy in three dimensions Examples of potentials in 3-dimensions A part
lecture 3
Topics: Where are we? Consequences of Time Translation Invariance and Linearity Uniform circular motion Harmonic oscillation for more degrees of freedom The double pendulum The damped harmon
lecture 2
Topics: Where are we? Forces of the form F (v) Example: F (v) = m v Another example: F (v) = m v 2 Forces of the form F (x) Review of the harmonic oscillator Linearity and Time Translation
lecture 1
Topics: What is classical mechanics? Degrees of freedom The Art of Theoretical Physics Motion, trajectories and F = m a F = ma implies two initial conditions per degree of freedom Two initia
Physics 16 Assignment #2 During the week of September 28 - October 5, reread section 4.4 (I should have told you not to read this last week sorry about that), and read sections 5.1-5.3 and 5.5-8 of D
Physics 16 Assignment #1 During the weeks of September 20-29, 2005, read in David Morins textbook Appendices A, B and C in Chapter 14 and Chapters 1, 2 and 3 except for section 3.4. Note that Appendic