Physics 3102, Mechanics II
(Spring Semester 2010)
- Course Description:
- Physics 3102 (Mechanics II) covers the
following topics: the Hamiltonian method; relativistic
mechanics; continuum mechanics.
- Michael Rozman
phone: 860 486 5827
office: Room P327, Physics Building
- Office Hours:
- Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in
P322 Physics Building and/or by appointment.
- Course Texts:
- David Morin, Introduction to Classical Mechanics
With Problems and Solutions, Cambridge University Press 2008
- J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics,
Cambridge University Press 2008
- R. Douglas Gregory, Classical Mechanics, Cambridge
University Press 2006
- W Michael Lai, David H. Rubin, Erhard Krempl, Introduction to Continuum Mechanics,
- Additional literature:
- L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz, Mechanics, 3rd edition,
- L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity, 3rd edition,
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 AM -- 11:50 PM
in room P121, Physics Building. Attendance of the lectures is
- Computer Lab:
- Physics Computer Lab P122, time to be arranged.
- Course Webpage:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org is the preferred
method to contact the instructor. Please include the string
``[phys3102]'' (without quotes, no spaces between square brackets)
in the subject of your email, e.g. ``[phys3102] midterm II
retake''. Phone calls are returned at the discretion of the
- Weekly homework assignments
- Honors conversion:
- Students interested in honors conversion
should contact the instructor during the first week of classes.
- There will be two lecture-hour midterm exams and an
open-book cumulative final exam. Networked devices are not
allowed during the tests. Midterms are usually scheduled for Monday
classes, review sessions take place during the preceding weekends.
- Grading scheme:
The course grade will be calculated using the following scheme.