Physics 507: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2019

 Instructor: Prof. Alexandre V. Morozov Office: Serin E266 E-mail: morozov AT physics.rutgers.edu Phone:  (848) 445-1387 Office hour:  by request

Lectures:
Monday and Thursday, 12.00 - 1.20 pm, ARC 203

Textbooks:
Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley) by Goldstein, Poole & Safko (2001)

Prerequisites:  Some knowledge of basic physics.

Homework and Exam: One homework per 1-2 weeks, in-class midterm and final exams.

The grade is determined according to the following formula: total score = 1/4(midterm) + 1/4(final) + 1/2(homework)

Homework Grader: Alexander Lee (aclee314 AT gmail.com )

Papers of interest:

1. Systems where Newton's 3rd law is broken: Ivlev:PhysRevX2015

Lecture Notes:

Lecture 1 (09/05)   pdf

Lecture 2 (09/09)   pdf

Lecture 3 (09/12)   pdf

Lecture 4 (09/16)   pdf

Lecture 5 (09/19)   pdf

Lecture 6 (09/26)   pdf

Lecture 7 (09/30)   pdf

Lecture 8 (10/03)   pdf

Lecture 9 (10/07)   pdf

Lecture 10 (10/10)   pdf

Lecture 11 (10/14)   pdf

Lecture 12 (10/17)   pdf

Lecture 13 (10/21)   pdf

Lecture 14 (10/24,10/28)   pdf

Lecture 15 (10/31)   pdf

Lecture 16 (11/04)   pdf

Lecture 17 (11/07)   pdf

Lecture 18 (11/11)   pdf

Lecture 19 (11/14)   pdf

Lecture 20 (11/18,11/21)   pdf

Lecture 21 (11/25)   pdf

Lecture 22 (11/26)   pdf

Lecture 23 (12/02)   pdf

Lecture 24, Lecture 25 (12/05)   pdf   pdf

Lecture 26 (12/09)   pdf

Homework:

Homework 1 (due 09/19): Problems   Solutions

Homework 2 (due 10/03): Problems   Solutions

Homework 3 (due 10/14): Problems   Solutions

Orbit equation plots for problem 4: A   B   C   (try θ = [0,100π] for best results)

Homework 4 (due 10/21): Problems   Solutions

Homework 5 (due 11/07): Problems   Solutions

Homework 6 (due 11/18): Problems   Solutions

Homework 7 (due 12/05): Problems   Solutions   Pick up the homework from the grader: Alexander Lee (aclee314 AT gmail.com ), Serin 108W

Note: NO lecture on Monday, Sep. 23

Note: Lecture on Thursday, Sep. 26 given by Anirvan Sengupta

Note: Make-up Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 5: 10.20 - 11.40 am, SEC-220

Midterm Exam: Thursday, Oct. 24 12 - 1.20 pm (open book, open notes) Topics   Problems   Solutions

Final Exam: Monday, Dec. 16 10 am - 1 pm in ARC-108 (open book, open notes) Topics   Problems   Solutions