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J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009) 152001 (8pp)
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Rotationally invariant family of L vy-like random
e
matrix ensembles
Jinmyung Cho
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #5, due 8:30 am, 02/27/12
1 Consider a mass moving on a frictionless surface and attached to a (horizontal) spring.
a) Write down an expression for the conserved energy of the mass-spring system.
b) Express the total
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #6, due 8:30 am, 03/19/12
1 Suppose a linear molecular potential is given by:
a
U (r) =
2
(
)
3
r0
1 r0
+
.
r
3 r3
a) Sketch the potential for 0 < r < .
b) Find the equilibrium separation rm at which the potential is
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #7, due 8:30 am, 03/26/12
1 A particle of mass, m, is attached to a spring of spring constant, k, and is subject to a velocitydependent damping force with damping coecient, b.
a) Introducing new variables if you wish
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #8, due 8:30 am, 04/02/12
1 Consider a periodic function, y (t), with period 2 , such that in the interval [, ) it is dened
by:
cfw_
sin2 (t), t < 0;
y (t) =
sin2 (t),
0 t < .
a) Find the Fourier representation of y
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #9, due 8:30 am, 04/09/12
1 Consider the surface of revolution when a function, y = y (x), dened between x = x1 and x = x2 ,
is revolved around the x-axis.
a) Write down an (approximate) expression for the length of
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #10, due 8:30 am, 04/16/12
1 Consider the event, E1 , located at (x, ct) = (1000, 1000) in a stationary frame, in which lengths
are measured in meters.
a) Calculate the coordinates of this event in a frame moving at
1
Formula Sheet
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DO NOT bring your own copy with you.
There is no guarantee that any of the following will be useful to you.
Algebraic answers must be reasonably simplied for full cred
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Problem 1: (4 pts.) Two spherical planets, each of mass M and Radius R, start out at
rest with a distance from center to center of 4R. What is the speed of one of the planets at
the moment that their surfaces touch? Give your answer in terms of G, M and
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #4, due 8:30 am, 02/20/12
1 This question concerns the line integral of work done along a specic path.
a) Consider a force F = (x2 + y 2 , 2xy ) acting in the xy -plane. Calculate the work done in moving
along the ci
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #3, due 8:30 am, 02/13/12
1 The escape velocity from the earth is around 11.2 km/s. Getting a rocket to escape can be quite
dicult, as this question illustrates. Assume throughout that the rocket under discussion eje
PHYSICAL REVIEW B 82, 104202 2010
Universality of a family of random matrix ensembles with logarithmic soft-connement potentials
Jinmyung Choi and K. A. Muttalib
Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440, USA
Received 9
Physics 3221 Mechanics I
Fall Term 2010
Quiz 1
This is a 20 min. quiz (closed book). There are two problems (the second problem is on
the back).
Problem 1. [2 pts] Find the gradients of the two functions
u(x, y ) = x +
y2
,
x
v (x, y ) = y +
and show that
Physics 3221 Mechanics I
Fall Term 2010
Quiz 2
This is a 20 min. quiz (closed book). There is only one problem.
Problem 1. [5 pts] You are standing next to a building and want to toss your cell phone to
your friend who is leaning out of a third-oor window
Physics 3221 Mechanics I
Fall Term 2010
Quiz 3
This is a 10 min. quiz (closed book). There are two multiple choice problems.
Problem 1. [2.5 pts] A particle of mass m moves in a one-dimensional potential V (x) =
ax2 bx4 , where a and b are positive consta
Physics 3221 Mechanics I
Fall Term 2010
Quiz 4
This is a 15 min. quiz (closed book). There are two problems (the second one is on the
back).
2
xt
1
0
1
2
30
20
10
0
t
10
20
Figure 1: An illustration for Problem 1.
Problem 1. [2 pts] The graph above shows
Physics 3221 Fall Term 2009 Sample midterm test
Problem 1. Problem 2-47 from Marion&Thornton. Problem 2. Problem 3-10 from Marion&Thornton. Problem 3. Problem 3-12 from Marion&Thornton.
1
1
Name:
Phy 3221
Test # 2
April 6, 2011
Problem 1: (5 points) An object is dropped from an altitude of one Earth radius above
Earths surface. If M is the mass of Earth and R is its radius the speed of the object just
before it hits Earth is given by: (cir
PHY 3221 - Mechanics I
Fall Term 2004
Time and Place: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Period 3 (9:35-10:25 am), 1002 New
Physics Building (NPB).
Final Exam: Friday, December 17, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Amlan Biswas
Office: 2255 NPB
Phone: 392-8592
Lab:
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PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #1, due 5:00 pm, 01/20/12
1 A disk of radius r is centered at the origin of an (x, y ) coordinate system and rotates at a uniform
angular velocity . At time t = 0, a bug starts from the edge of the disk at (x, y ) co
PHY 3221 Classical Mechanics, Homework #2, due 8:30 am, 02/06/12
1 A spherical shot of lead (diameter D = 2 mm and density Pb = 11.342 g/cm3 ) is dropped into a
container of corn syrup at 20 C, with density cs = 1.38 g/cm3 and a viscosity cs = 13.8 Ns/m2
Classical Mechanics
Charles B. Thorn1
Institute for Fundamental Theory
Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611
Abstract
1
E-mail address: thorn@phys.ufl.edu
1
c 2012 by Charles Thorn
Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 Newtonian Dynamic
PHY 3221
Mathematics Self-Assessment
Steven Detweiler
Fall 2012
modified by Yoonseok Lee
The lack of mathematical sophistication is a leading cause of difficulty for students in
Classical Mechanics and other upper level physics courses. An official pre-re