PHYSICS 229 

Spring 2008

 

Instructor: Prof. Stephen D. Ellis

Office: B401 (PAB)
Telephone: 5-2396

Email: sdellis@u.washington.edu

 

 

Text: Classical Mechanics, Tom W.B. Kibble and Frank H. Berkshire, Imperial College Press; (2004)
Note that the text includes solutions to essentially all of the problems at the back of the book. More detailed solutions to the many problems can be found on the class webpage in the Appendix B to the Lectures (see below).

Lectures will include material not included in the text.

See also:
Classical Dynamics, Stephen T. Thornton and Jerry B. Marion, Thomson Brooks/Cole; 5th edition(2004).

 

Physics 229 (Spring 2008)

 

Lectures:

 

Lecture 1 (3/31/08, 4/2/08) Introduction and review of Newtons Laws: the Big Picture

Lecture 1 Appendix B (3/31/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 2 (4/4/08, 4/7/08, 4/9/08, 4/11/08) 1-D (Linear) Motion

Lecture 2 Appendix B (4/4/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 3 (4/14/08, 4/16/08) Motion in More D, Lagrangian Techniques

Lecture 3 Appendix B (4/14/08) Some worked examples
Lecture 4 (4/16/08, 4/18/08, 4/21/08) Central Forces, orbits and scattering

Lecture 4 Appendix B (4/16/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 5 (4/23/08, 4/30/08, 5/2/08) Non-Inertial Reference Frames

Lecture 5 Appendix A (4/23/08) Motion in E and B Fields
Lecture 5
Appendix B (4/23/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 6 (5/5/08, 5/7/08, 5/9/08) Potentials

Lecture 6 Appendix B (5/5/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 7 (5/12/08, 5/14/08) The Two-Body Problem

Lecture 7 Appendix B (5/12/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 8 (5/16/08, 5/19/08) The N-Body Problem

Lecture 8 Appendix B (5/19/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 9 (5/21/08. 5/23/08, 5/30/08) Rigid Body Motion

Lecture 9 Appendix B (5/21/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 10 (6/02/08) The methods of Lagrange

Lecture 10 Appendix B (6/2/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 11 (6/04/08)  Small Oscillations, Normal Modes and Strings

Lecture 11 Appendix B (6/4/08) Some worked examples

Lecture 12 (6/06/08) Symmetries and Hamiltonians