Physics 242, Mechanics I
(Fall Semester 2006)

Academic Calendar and Homework Assignments

Week Date Chapter/Exam Homework  
1 Aug 28 Ch. 1, Vector calculus    
  Aug 30 Ch. 2, Velocity, acceleration    
  Sep 1 Ch. 3, Newton's Laws of Motion    
2 Sep 4 Labor Day - No classes    
  Sep 6 Ch. 4, Dynamics of particles HW1 due  
  Sep 8 Ch. 4, Dynamics of particles    
3 Sep 11 Ch. 6, Energy HW2 due  
  Sep 13 Ch. 7, Motion in a central field    
  Sep 15 Ch. 7, Motion in a central field    
4 Sep 18 Ch. 5, Linear oscillations HW3 due  
  Sep 20 Ch. 8, Nonlinear oscillations    
  Sep 22 Ch. 9, Multipaticle dynamics    
5 Sep 25 Ch. 10-11, Momentum & angular momentum HW4 due  
  Sep 27 Ch. 10, Collisions    
  Sep 29 Ch. 10, Collisions    
6 Oct 2 Midterm I HW5 due  
  Oct 4 Ch. 13, Calculus of Variations    
  Oct 6 Ch. 13, Calculus of Variations    
7 Oct 9 Ch. 12, Lagrange's equations HW6 due  
  Oct 11 Ch. 12, Lagrange's equations    
  Oct 13 Ch. 12, Lagrange's equations    
8 Oct 16 Ch. 12, Lagrange's equations HW7 due  
  Oct 18 Ch. 15, Coupled oscillators    
  Oct 20 Ch. 15, Coupled oscillators    
9 Oct 23 Ch. 17, Mechanics in noninertial frames HW8 due  
  Oct 25 Ch. 17, Mechanics in noninertial frames    
  Oct 27 Ch. 17, Mechanics in noninertial frames    
10 Oct 30 Midterm II HW9 due  
  Nov 1 Ch. 18, Tensor calculus    
  Nov 3 Ch. 18, Inertia tensor    
11 Nov 6 Ch. 19, Motion of rigid bodies HW10 due  
  Nov 8 Ch. 19, Motion of rigid bodies    
  Nov 10 Ch. 19, Motion of rigid bodies    
12 Nov 13 Ch. 14, Hamiltoniam Mechanics HW11 due  
  Nov 15 Ch. 14, Hamiltoniam Mechanics    
  Nov 17 Ch. 14, Hamiltoniam Mechanics    
13 Nov 20 Thanksgiving recess    
  Nov 22 Thanksgiving recess    
  Nov 24 Thanksgiving recess    
14 Nov 27 Nonlinear mechanics & chaos HW12 due  
  Nov 29 Nonlinear mechanics & chaos    
  Dec 1 Nonlinear mechanics & chaos    
15 Dec 4 Midterm III HW13 due  
  Dec 6 Review    
  Dec 8 Review    
16 TBA FINAL EXAM