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Physics 2301 -- Spring 2020

Welcome to the Physics 2301 home page!
URL: http://www.asc.ohio-state.edu/kilcup.1/2301/


  • (29 Apr) The final exam is live on Carmen.
  • (26 Mar) For those unable to be at the class time meetings, links to Zoom recordings of the 11.30am class are available on the Carmen calendar. And over in TopHat you can review the recent questions the Review2 folder.
  • (25 Mar) As you do homework, remember to go over to Essential Skills; the most recent one has been held open to Sunday.
  • (24 Mar) See you at 9.10am and/or 11.30am
  • (23 Mar) Welcome "back". I'll be in the Homework Lounge from 10.30 to noon today; please drop by if only to practice Zooming.
  • TopHat code: 487068

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*General Information about Physics 2301

Course title:
Physics 2301: Intermediate Mechanics (part 2)
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:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday either 9.10am-10.05am in McPherson 1015, or 11.30am-12.25pm in Scott E0001
    Holidays this term: MLK Day (Mon Jan 20), Spring Break (Mon-Fri, Mar 9-13)
    Grade Weighting:
    Assigned problems [30%]
    Midterm #1 [20%]: Thursday Feb 13 7-9pm in SM1153
    Midterm #2 [20%]: Saturday Mar 28, takehome on Carmen-- think of it as a 2hr exam, but you can take 5 hours if you want. Your choice of time.
    Final [30%]: Wednesday Apr 29 takehome via Carmen quiz, just like the midterm. Five hour window of your choice, available all day.
    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 Physics Research Building
    email: kilcup.1@osu.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Office Hours: Tues-Fri 10.20-11.20am in Smith1011, plus more
    Undergrad Tutors:
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    *Problem Sets

    Just as for 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.

    *Handouts and Links

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    *Video lectures