Physics 105
Fall 2005
 Mechanics

University
of California at Santa Cruz
TTh 2:003:45pm, 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) 4593033
Email: dine@scipp.ucsc.edu

Office Hours:
1:003:00 Monday
And by appointment if
necessary
Syllabus
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