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Physics 2301 -- Spring 2019

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*General Information about Physics 2301

Course title:
Physics 2301: Intermediate Mechanics (part 2)
Texts:
Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin (available as an ebook)
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar (first few chapters available as Google preview)
Topics to be covered:

  • Vector Angular Momentum
  • Rigid Body motion
  • Accelerated Frames
  • Relativity
  • Oscillations, including damping, driving and coupling
  • More math methods (linear algebra, complex numbers, Fourier series)
  • and more with Mathematica
    
    
     
    Meeting Schedule:
    Lecture: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11.30am-12.25pm in room Scott Lab E0001
    PALET room sesssions: Friday at your choice of 10.20/11.30/12.40 in Smith 2017
    Holidays this term: MLK Day (Mon Jan 15), Spring Break (Mon-Fri, Mar 12-16)
    Grade Weighting:
    Assigned problems [30%]
    Midterm #1 [20%]: Wednesday Feb 13 7.30pm in Scott E0001 and E0004
    Midterm #2 [20%]: Thursday Mar 21 7.30pm in Smith 1153
    Final [30%]: Friday April 26, noon
    Instructor:
    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 Physics Research Building
    email: kilcup.1@osu.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Office Hours: most afternoons in Smith 1011/1094, especially when homework is due.
    Undergrad Tutors:
    Dhvanil Desai (desai.329)
    Stephen Gant (gant.43)
    Jiasheng He (he.1326)
    Parker Hunt (hunt.777)
    David Liu (liu.2101)
    Ian Osborne (osborne.415)
    Lucas Smith (smith.10444)
    Em Sowles (sowles.2)
    Charles Woodrum (woodrum.27)
    Bill Zhou (zhou.2723)
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    *Problem Sets

    As last term, homework will be due by upload of a PDF file to Carmen. Late homework will be accepted for one week after the due date. Everyone gets two unexcused lates, and one free pass. Everyone can earn a second free pass by completing a physics education research survey (details will arrive by email).

    *Handouts and Links

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