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Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin
(available as an ebook)
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar
Topics to be covered:
Central Force Motion
Rigid Body Motion
Noninertial Systems and Fictious Forces
Math Methods (Shankar)
Regular lecture days: MTW in room Smith 1009 and occasional Fridays
Small group day: Thursday in room 1094 @ 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 or 1.30
Friday will generally be reserved for "office hours" (i.e. homework dojo) in SM1094,
with a couple regular class sessions in SM 1009 in weeks where we miss the Monday (i.e.
the first week and after the MLK holiday)
Assigned problems [30%]
Midterm [30%] : Thursday 9 Feb, 7pm in SM 1005 *or* during the day
Friday 10 Feb, starting at 10am in SM1094
Homework is due at the end of the day of the afternoon in the boxes
on top of the mailboxes in room 1011.
Late homework good for 90 percent credit on the following Monday, or
80 percent up to one week late. We will drop your lowest homework score.