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Physics 303 Fall 2017 Schedule


Subject to revision

matlab examples 



week topic/lecture notes
assignments/solutions/readings
1. Aug 21
 Newton's  laws  lec1.pdf
Vectors and Math review lec2.pdf
Taylor ch. 1
recitation-1.pdf

2. Aug 28
Single particle mechanics lec3.pdf
Conservation laws  lec4.pdf 
hw1 solutions  Taylor ch. 2
quiz1.pdf
recitation-2.pdf

3. Sept 04
no class Monday (Labor Day)
Systems of particles lec5.pdf (save for later)
projectile-motion-with-linear-drag.pdf
hw2 solutions Taylor ch. 3
recitation-3.pdf

4. Sept 11
 Newtonian gravity lec6.pdf hw3 solutions     Taylor ch 4
recitation-4.pdf

5. Sept 18 Oscillations I damped oscillator  lec7.pdf 
Friday, test 1
hw4 solutions  Taylor ch 5

6. Sept 25
Oscillations II driven oscillator (including electrical oscilations) lec8.pdf 
some simple examples examples1.pdf
recitation-5.pdf
newton-constant-G.pdf

7. Oct. 02
Fourier Series lec9.pdf
 note on green's function
Taylor ch 6
hw5 solutions
recitation-6.pdf
8. Oct 09
Calculus of Variations I  lec10.pdf
no class Friday (Fall Break)
hw6  solutions
Taylor ch 7
recitation-7.pdf
9. Oct 16 Calculus of Variations II lec11.pdf 
The Lagrangian lec12.pdf
recitation-8.pdf
10. Oct 23 Conservation laws plus Examples lec13.pdf
Undertermined Multipliers lec14.pdf
hw7 solutions
recitation-9.pdf  recitation-9-solutions.pdf
11. Oct 30
Hamiltonian Dynamics lec15.pdf
Phase Space lec16.pdf
Friday, test 2
hw8  solutions
recitation-10.pdf
Taylor ch 13
12. Nov 06
Liouville's Theorem lec17.pdf 
Virial Theorm lec18.pdf
recitation-11.pdf
13. Nov 13 Nonlinear systems and Chaos I  lec19.pdf
vanderpol.pdf

Taylor ch 12
hw9  solutions
recitation-12.pdf
14. Nov 20
Nonlinear systems and Chaos II  lec20.pdf
Nonlinear systems and Chaos III  lec21.pdf
DDP galary of MATLAB plots ddp_matlab_gallary.pdf
no class Friday (Thanksgiving)
recitation-13.pdf
15. Nov 27
feigenbaum-universality.pdf
west-lanl-preprint.pdf
lec22.pdf  universality and scaling
hw10 solutions 
16. Dec 04  lec23 chaos summary (hyperlinked pdf )
 review
 

17. Dec  11 Final Exam