Physics 105
Fall 2005
University of California at Santa Cruz
TTh 2:00-3:45pm, Earth and Marine Sciences, B214
TEXT: S.T. Thornton and J.B. Marion, Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems
Instructor: Michael Dine
Office: 329 ISB
Phone: (831) 459-3033
Office Hours:
1:00-3:00 Monday
And by appointment if necessary


Handout on Vectors

Handout on Oscillators

Handout on the Pendulum -- Perturbative Solution

A Mathematica File on Oscillators, Chaos

Handout with plots of phase space, chaos

Feynman Lectures on Action Principle

Handout demonstrating that the classical solution for the free particle really does minimize the action

Handout on lagrangians, Hamiltonians (includes E=mc^2)

Handout on the Central Field Problem

Handout on chapters 9 and 10 (Systems of Particles, Rotating Coordinates)

Handout on chapter 11 Moment of Inertia

Homework Assignments