Physics 106 A - Fall 2000

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEEK OF NOV. 14:
We will have a makeup class Sat. Dec 2 at 1:00 p.m. in 107 Downs.  This will serve as a final review, with problems to be assigned to those groups who have not yet made a class presentation

FINAL HOMEWORK:  Has been passed out.  You have two weeks to complete it. It is long - do not wait until the last minute!  NO EXTENSIONS ON THIS ASSIGNMENT.

Lecturer
         Prof. Fiona Harrison
         fiona@srl.caltech.edu
                        211 Downs Lab
                        x 6601
                        office hours - Wednesday 3 - 4 p.m. and by appointment

Teaching Assistants
         Yanbei Chen-  yanbei@its.caltech.edu  156 W. Bridge
                            office hours: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
                        Yi Li - ylm@its.caltech.edu  355 Lauritsen (for office hours only)
                            office hours: 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday
                        Federico Spedalieri - federico@its.caltech.edu 250 Lauritsen
                            office hours: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday

Time        - 1 - 2:30 Tues/Thurs
Location -   107 Downs
 

TEXTBOOKS

Required:              Analytic Mechanics, Hand and Finch
Supplemental:     Classical Mechanics, Goldstein

HANDOUTS

   General information and synopsis of topics  (PDF file)

LECTURE NOTES

Topic 2: The Lagrangian Formulation of Mechanics (week 2) (PDF file)
Topic 3: Applications of Lagrangian Mechanics (week 3) (PDF file)
Topic 4:  Central  Force Motion (week 4) (PDF file)
Topic 5: Oscillations (week 6)  (PDF file)
 Topic 6: Small Vibrations and normal modes (PDF file)
Topic 7: Rotating Co-ordinate Systems (PDF file)
 Topic 8: Rigid Body Rotation (PDF file)

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework 1    Due October 5
Homework 2     Due October 12
Homework 3     Due October 19
Homework 4    Due October 26
Homework 5    Due November 9
Homework 6    Due November 16
Homework 7     Due December 1 (NO EXTENSIONS!)

PRESENTATION PROBLEMS

Presentation Problem 1 (for Oct 10) (PDF file)  - Assigned to Group 1
Presentation Problem 2 (for Oct 17) (PDF file)  - Assigned to Group 2
Presentation Problem 3 (for Oct 24) (PDF file) - Assigned to Group 4
Presentation Problem 4 (for Nov 14) (PDF file) - Assigned to Group 3
Presentation Prolems 5,6 (for Nov 21, 28) (PDF file) -   Assigned to Groups 5,6
Presentation Problems 7,8,9,10 (for Dec 2 Makeup class) (PDF file) - Groups 7,8,9,10
 

PRESENTATION GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

Current group assignments

MIDTERM RESULTS

Out of 30 possible points:

    MEAN:  22.5
    SIGMA:  5.3

FINAL EXAM RESULTS

    MEAN    56/85
    SIGMA    20

Final Exams can be picked up in room 203 Downs