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Assignment 12, Due December 1, 2014
1. Problem 4.17
2. Problem 7.2 part a), and show that the sum of the energies in the normal modes is the
origin

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 11, Due November 24, 2014
1. Problem 4.11
2. Problem 4.12
3. Problem 4.13

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 10, Due November 17, 2014
1. Problem 6.12
2. Problem 6.18
3. A Hamiltonian H = C2 q2 2 C1q12 + q1 p1 q2 p2 . where C1 , C2 are constants

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 8, Due November 3, 2014
1. a) For a symmetrical top without torques, in the body fixed frame, with what angular
velocity does the total

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 9, Due November 10, 2014
1. Start with a Hamiltonian H
=
p 2 c 2 + m 2 c 4 . Find the Lagrangian.
2. Derive the Hamiltonian for a partic

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 7, Due October 27, 2014
1. Problem 5.1
2. A car accelerates from rest with a constant acceleration f . One of its doors is
initially at

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 5, Due October 6, 2014
1. Problem 3.11. For part b, Assume that the rope hangs between the positions x = x0
and x = x0 and the height of

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 2, Due September 12, 2014
1. Problem 1.9
2. Show that the vector A = p x L - m 2r is conserved for 1/r potentials. What is the
physical

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 6, Due October 14, 2014
1. Problem 4.1
2. Problem 4.3 a,b,c,f
3. Problem 4.5 a)

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 4, Due September 29, 2014
1.
2.
3.
4.
Problem 3.2 except for the last part
Problem 3.4
Problem 3.6
Redo problem 1.2 using Lagrangian met

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 3, Due September 19, 2014
1.
2.
3.
4.
Problem 1.17
Problem 2.3
Problem 2.5 a), b)
Problem 2.7 a), b)

Dynamical Systems Physics 2513
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Assignment 1, Due September 5, 2014
1. Problem 1.2
2. Problem 1.4
3. Problem 1.7