Welcome to Classical Mechanics. This course continues 01:750:381. Physics 381/382 covers intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics, including particle dynamics, rigid body motion, accelerated and rotating reference frames, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations. This is a theoretical course, primarily for physics majors. Of course, any student seeking to learn intermediate-level Mechanics is welcome!
Wednesday 12:00-1:20 PM Busch Campus, ARC-105
Friday 1:40-3:00 PM Busch Campus, ARC-105
The textbook (required) is Classical Mechanics by Taylor . This course starts where we stopped in Physics 381 last Semester (We finished first 8 Chapters, and begin with Chapter 9 in the textbook).
Lecturer: Prof. Valery Kiryukhin, Serin W 118
136 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway NJ 08854
(732) 445-5500 x3899.
vkir -at- physics.rutgers.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 11 AM-noon.
Homework will be assigned every week, and will be due in one week (with a few exceptions, such as the Midterm week, and the Spring Break). It will be announced at lectures, and also posted on this web page.
Here is a link to the directory containing homework and exam solutions.
Please do the homework by yourself. I encourage you to work in study groups and discuss problems with your friends, but you have to try the problem yourself FIRST. Remember, doing the problems is the only way to learn the material.
There will be a Midterm in-class Exam, and a Final. The Midterm will be given during the regular class on March 8. The Final will take place on May 14, from 8:00-11:00 am, in ARC-105. The Final Exam will be cumulative.
The grades will be assigned as follows
· Homework 20%
· Midterm Exam 30%
· Final Exam: 50%
Online gradebook is available for homework and exam scores.