(Spring Semester 2010)

**Course Description:**- Physics 3102 (Mechanics II) covers the
following topics: the Hamiltonian method; relativistic
mechanics; continuum mechanics.
**Instructor:**- Michael Rozman
email: rozman@phys.uconn.edu

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:**-
- Required:
- 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

- David Morin,
- Optional:
- R. Douglas Gregory,
*Classical Mechanics*, Cambridge University Press 2006 - W Michael Lai, David H. Rubin, Erhard Krempl,
*Introduction to Continuum Mechanics*, Butterworth-Heinemann 2009

- R. Douglas Gregory,
- Additional literature:
- L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz,
*Mechanics*, 3rd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann - L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz,
*Theory of Elasticity*, 3rd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann

- L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz,

- Required:
**Lectures:**- 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:**`http://www.phys.uconn.edu/phys3102/`**Communications:**- Email to rozman@phys.uconn.edu 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. **Homework:**- Weekly homework assignments
**Honors conversion:**- Students interested in honors conversion
should contact the instructor during
**the first week of classes**. **Exams:**- 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%