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Course Syllabus
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Lecture notes

Lecture 1 : Basic concepts -- Galilean space-time, Newton's laws

Lecture 2 : Simple examples

Lecture 3 : Projectile with linear resistance

Lecture 4 : Projectitle with quadratic resistance, magnetic cyclontron

Lecture 5 : Momentum and angular momentum

Lecture 6 : Work and energy

Lecture 7 : Applicatoins of energy

Lecture 8 : More on energy

Lecture 9 : Kepler problem (I)

Lecture 10 : Kepler problem (II)

Supplementary material: Hidden conserved quantity -- Runge-Lenz vector
Lecture 11 : Oscillation (I)

Lecture 12 : Oscillation (II)

Lecture 13 : Calculus of variation

Lecture 14 : The least action principle

Lecture 15 : Lagrangian for systems with constraint

Lecture 16 : Applications of Lagrangian formalism

Lecture 17 : Conservation laws, Lagrangian for magnetic forces

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Howework assignment

HW 1: Problem 1.34, 1.40, 1.49, due on Jan 19 in class
Solution posted on Jan 26

HW 2: Problem 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.20, due on Jan 29 in class.
Solution posted on Jan 29

HW 3: Problem 2.41, 2.55, 3.11, 3.27, due on Feb 5 in class.
Solution posted on Feb 5

HW 4: Problem 3.30, 3.35, 4.34, 4.38, due Feb 14 in class.
Solution posted on Feb 18 .

HW5: Problem 8.13, 8.17, 8.23, due Feb 21, in class
Solution posted on Feb 22 .

HW 6: Problem 5.19, 5.32, 5.38, 5.45, 5.49, due on March 5, in class
Solution posted on March 11.

HW 7: Problem 6.1, 6.16, 6.20 due on March 12 in class
Solution posted on March 14 .

HW 8: Problem 7.29, 7.31, 7.41, 7.46, 11.14, 11.19 due TBA.
Solution posted on March 14 .
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Midterm and Final

Midterm solution posted Feb 10.

Final .

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Midterm solution posted Feb 10.

Final .