# Schedule

This schedule is tentative. We will deviate from it as necessary as the course proceeds…

Date | Topic |
---|---|

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 1.1-1.6 Review of introductory mechanics; notation |

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 1.7 Polar and cylindrical coordinates |

Friday, January 14, 2022 | 2.1-2.3 Linear air resistance |

Monday, January 17, 2022 | No class |

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 2.4-2.7 Quadratic air resistance; complex exponentials |

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 3.1-3.3 Momentum and center of mass |

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 3.4-3.5 Angular momentum |

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 4.1-4.3 Kinetic and potential energy |

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 4.4-4.5 Conservative fields |

Monday, January 31, 2022 | 4.6-4.7 One-dimensional motion |

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 4.8 Spherical coordinates; central-force motion |

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 4.9-4.10 Interaction energy |

Monday, February 7, 2022 | 15.1-15.5 Relativity |

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 15.6-15.8 Lorentz transformation; four-vectors |

Friday, February 11, 2022 | 15.9-15.10 Invariant scalar product; light cone |

Monday, February 14, 2022 | 15.11-15.13 Doppler effect; energy/momentum four-vector |

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 15.14-15.16 Relativistic collisions and forces |

Friday, February 18, 2022 | 5.1-5.3 Harmonic motion |

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 5.4-5.6 Damped and driven oscillations |

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | Exam 1 |

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 5.7-5.8 Fourier series |

Monday, February 28, 2022 | No class |

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | No class |

Friday, March 4, 2022 | No class |

Monday, March 7, 2022 | 6.1-6.4 Calculus of variations |

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 7.1-7.4 Lagrange’s equations |

Friday, March 11, 2022 | 7.5-7.7 Problems in Lagrangian mechanics |

Monday, March 14, 2022 | 7.9 Electromagnetic Lagrangian |

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 7.10 Lagrange multipliers; constraint forces |

Friday, March 18, 2022 | 8.1-8.4 Central-force motion |

Monday, March 21, 2022 | 8.5-8.8 Orbits |

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 9.1-9.2 Noninertial reference frames; tides |

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 9.3-9.8 Centrifugal and Coriolis forces |

Monday, March 28, 2022 | 9.9-9.10 Foucault pendulum |

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 10.1-10.3 Inertia tensor |

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 10.4-10.6 Principal axes |

Monday, April 4, 2022 | Exam 2 |

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 10.7-10.8 Euler’s equations |

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 10.9-10.10 Euler angles; motion of a spinning top |

Monday, April 11, 2022 | 11.1-11.3 Coupled oscillations |

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 11.4-11.6 Double and triple pendulums |

Friday, April 15, 2022 | No class |

Monday, April 18, 2022 | 11.7 Normal coordinates |

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 13.1-13.5 Hamiltonian mechanics |

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 13.6-13.7 Phase space and Liouville’s theorem |