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:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00 AM -- 11:50 PM in room P121, Physics Building. Attendance of the lectures is optional.

Computer Lab:
Physics Computer Lab P122, time to be arranged.

Course Webpage:

Email to 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 instructor.

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.

Homework 30%
Midterms 40%
Final exam 30%