Here is a link to the Practice Final. Here is a link to the solutions. There was a small error in Problem 2's solution... the distance from the suspension point to the center of mass is L/sqrt(2), not L/2. That is now corrected in the solutions.
Here is a link to the .pdf of Problem Set #10.
The final will take on Wednesday, June 13, 4-7pm in 1640 Broida.
The lecture meets MWF 1:00-1:50pm in Broida 1640, and problem sessions (both mandatory) meet F11:00-F11:50pm in 1802 Psychology and F2:00-2:50pm in 2129 Girvetz.
Prof. Nelson's office hours will be Friday, 3-5pm in 2129 Girvetz. The TA, Joel Varley, has office hours in the Physics Study Room, which is Broida 1019 on TuTh 9:00-10:00am, and F noon-1:00pm.
The text is Kleppner and Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics. For those who want to refresh calculus, Kleppner and Ramsey, Quick Calculus is recommended.
Problem sets will be assigned Mondays, and due the following Monday in class.
The plans for grading are: Problem sets, 30%; Midterm (currently planned on May 7), 30%; Final, 40%.
Reading assignments are sections from Kleppner and Kolenkow.
|1||1 2 3||Apr. 2-6||6.1-6.3||pp. 232-247||Angular Momentum, Torque||Due Apr. 9 Solutions|
|2||4 5 6||Apr. 9-13||6.4-6.8||pp. 248-274||Moment of Inertia, Translation and Rotation||Due Apr. 16 Solutions|
|3||7 8 9||Apr. 16-20||7.3,7.4,9.1-9.5||pp. 295-304, pp. 378-390||Gyroscopes, 2 body, Effective Potential||Due Apr. 23 Solutions|
|4||10 11 12||Apr. 23-27||9.6-note 9.1||pp. 390-410||Orbits in Gravitational Potentials||Due Apr. 30 Solutions|
|5||13 14 15||Apr. 30-May 4||10.1, 10.2, notes 10.1 and 10.2||pp. 410-421, 433-438||Complex Numbers||Due May 9 Solutions|
|6||16 17||May 7-May 11||10.1, 10.2, notes 10.1 and 10.2||pp. 410-421, 433-438||Damped oscillators||Due May 14 Solutions|
|7||18 19 20||May 14-May 18||Chapters 10 and 11||pp. 410-458||Driven oscillators, Relativity||Due May 21 Solutions|
|8||21 22 23||May 21-May 25||12.1-12.3||pp. 462-472||Lorentz Transformations, Interval Categorization||Due May 30 Solutions|
|9||24 25||May 28 - June 1||12.3-12.6||pp. 466-484||Time Dilatation, Length Contraction, Velocity Addition||Due June 3 Solutions||10||26 27 28||June 4- June 8||13.1-13.2||pp. 490-500||Doppler Effect, Momentum, Energy||Due June 13 Solutions|