Physics 351 Mechanics Fall 2018
Instructor: Joel Koplik
Office - Steinman 1M-19, phone - 650-8162, email - email@example.com
Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2-3 or “anytime”
Course schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12 to 1:40 in MR 702
Prerequisites: Physics 207-8, Math 391
Co-requisite: Math 346 or 392
Grades based on: weekly problem sets: 1/3
two in-class exams: 1/3
final exam 1/3
Momentum and angular momentum
Energy and work
Central force motion
Non-inertial references frames
Textbook: Classical Mechanics by J. R. Taylor (University Science Books, 2005)
D. Morin. Introduction to Classical Mechanics (Cambridge, 2007).
G. R. Fowles and G. L. Cassiday, Analytical Mechanics, 7th ed. (Thompson - Brooks/Cole 2005).
T. W. B. Kibble and F. H. Berkshire, Classical Mechanics 5th ed. (World, 2004).
S. T. Thornton and J. N. Marion, Classical Dynamics 5th ed. (Thompson - Brooks/Cole 2004).
H. Goldstein, C. Poole and J. Safko, Classical Mechanics, 3rd ed. (Addison-Wesley, 2002).
All additional course material (problem sets, solutions, supplements) will be posted on Blackboard.