Physics 105. Spring 2018. Physics and Astronomy Department. Saint Mary's College of California

This course covers the principles of particle dynamics. Topics include rigid body dynamics, Lagrange’s equations, Hamilton’s principle, wave propagation, and normal modes of vibration in oscillating systems. Prerequisites: Physics 1-4 and Math 39.

- Office: Galileo 108A 925-631-4837
- Office hours Tu 2:30-3:30 W 2:30-3:30 F 1:30-2:30
- mrosario@stmarys-ca.edu

Date | Text | Topic | Handouts, links, notes |
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M2.12 | 1.1 1.2 1.4 | NEWTON'S 2ND LAW REVIEW. intro, vector review, Newton's second law, differential equations | in-class problems, assignment |

W2.14 | 1.6 1.7 | Cartesian and polar coordinates | |

F2.16 | 2.1 2.2 | PROJECTILES AND CHARGED PARTICLES. air resistance, linear air resistance | in-class problems |

M2.19 | 2.4 2.5 | quadratic air resistance, charged particle in B | |

W2.21 | problems on air resistance | in-class problems | |

F2.23 | 2.3 | trajectory, range, Taylor series approx | in-class problems |

M2.26 | 1.5 3.1 3.2 | MOMENTUM AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM. Newton's 3rd law, conservation of momentum, rockets | in-class problems, assignment DUE 2.3 2.8 2.14 2.29 2.33 2.40 2.57 |

W2.28 | 3.3 3.4 | center of mass, single particle angular momentum | in-class problems, assignment |

F3.02 | 3.4 | Kepler's law, moment of inertia | in-class problems |

M3.05 | 4.1 | ENERGY. kinetic energy, work-kinetic energy theorem | DUE 2.37 2.14 2.20 3.3 3.9 3.1BC 3.17 3.33 3.31. in-class problems, assignment |

W3.07 | revisit what needs to be revisited: projectiles, momentum | ||

F3.09 | 4.2-4.4 | potential energy, work-energy theorem | |

M3.12 | 4.3 4.4 4.5 | gradient of potential, curl of force, time dependent U | |

W3.14 | 4.6 4.7 | energy in 1D systems | |

F3.16 | exam review | ||

M3.19 | EXAM 1 | grades, retake? | |

W3.21 | OSCILLATIONS |