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Physics 262 -- Winter 2012

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*General Information about Physics 262

Course title:
Physics 262: Particles and Waves 2
Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin (available as an ebook)
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar
Topics to be covered:

  • Angular Momentum
  • Central Force Motion
  • Rigid Body Motion
  • Noninertial Systems and Fictious Forces
  • Math Methods (Shankar)
    Meeting Schedule:
    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)
    Grade Weighting:
    Assigned problems [30%]
    Midterm [30%] : Thursday 9 Feb, 7pm in SM 1005 *or* during the day Friday 10 Feb, starting at 10am in SM1094
    Final [40%] Monday 12 March 11.30 in SM1009

    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 PRB
    email: kilcup@physics.ohio-state.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Andrew Dougherty (dougherty.63@osu.edu)

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    *Problem Sets

    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.

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