PHYSICS 303

GRADING:

Tests 70% (7 tests, Closed books or notebooks)
MatLab Simulations Extra Credit Numerical Integrations using MatLab
Final Exam 30% (Comprehensive)

Textbook: Classical dynamics of particles and systems (Thornton/Marion), 5th. Ed.

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SCHEDULE (MWF 10-10:50)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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. . . First Day 8/31: Matrices/Vectors
. . Registration of Classes Ch. 1: 1.1-1.4
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9/3: Matrices/Vectors . 9/5: Matrices/Vectors . 9/7: Matrices/Vectors
Ch. 1: 1.5-1.8 . Ch. 1: 1.9-1.12 . Ch. 1: 1.13-1.14
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9/10: Matrices/Vectors . 9/12: Matrices/Vectors . 9/14: Newton's Laws
Ch. 1: 1.15-1.17 . TEST 1 . Ch. 2: 2.1-2.2
(Convocation) . . . .
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9/17: Newton's Laws . 9/19: Newton's Laws . 9/21: Newton's Laws
Ch. 2: 2.3-2.4 . Ch. 2: 2.5-2.6 . Ch. 2: 2.7-2.8
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9/24: Newton's Laws . 9/26: Oscillations . 9/28: Oscillations
TEST 2 . Ch. 3: 3.1-3.2 . Ch. 3: 3.3-3.4
R-K #1 DUE . . . .
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10/1: Oscillations . 10/3: Oscillations . 10/5: Oscillations
Ch. 3: 3.5-3.6 . Ch. 3: 3.7-3.8 . Ch. 3: 3.9-3.10
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10/8: Oscillations . 10/10 Nonlinear/Chaos . 10/12: Nonlinear/Chaos
TEST 3 . Ch. 4: 4.1-4.2 . Ch. 4: 4.3-4.4
R-K #2 DUE . . . .
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10/15: Nonlinear/Chaos . 10/17: Nonlinear/Chaos . 10/19: Nonlinear/Chaos
Ch. 4: 4.5-4.6 Founders' Day Ch. 4: 4.7-4.8 . TEST 4
. . Mid Semester . .
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. . 10/24: Gravitation . 10/26: Gravitation
Fall Break Fall Break Ch. 5: 5.1 . Ch. 5: 5.2-5.3
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10/29: Gravitation . 10/31: Gravitation . 11/2: Calc. Variations
Ch. 5: 5.4-5.5 . TEST 5 . Ch. 6: 6.1-6.2
. . R-K #3 DUE . .
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11/5: Calc. Variations . 11/7: Calc. Variations . 11/9: Calc. Variations
Ch. 6: 6.3-6.4 . Ch. 6: 6.5-6.7 . TEST 6
All Saints Day . . . .
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11/12: Hamilton Form. . 11/14: Hamilton Form. . 11/16: Hamilton Form.
Ch. 7: 7.1-7.2 . Ch. 7: 7.3-7.4 . Ch. 7: 7.5-7.6
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11/19: Hamilton Form. . 11/21: Hamilton Form. . 11/23: Hamilton Form.
Ch. 7: 7.7-7.8 . Ch. 7: 7.9-7.10 . Ch. 7: 7.11-7.12
Preregistration . . . .
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11/26: Hamilton Form. . 11/28: Hamilton Form. . .
Ch. 7: 7.13 . Review Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break
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12/3: Hamilton Form. . 12/5 REVIEW . 12/7: REVIEW
TEST 7 . . . .
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12/10: REVIEW Last Day 12/2: Reading Day Examinations
Last Class of Classes . Begin
Final Exams continue
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