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Classical Mechanics, Fall 2017
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Classical Mechanics (PHYS 70005-1, CRN 12433)
General Information (Syllabus)
A guide to my lecture notes
Lecture 1: Space, frames of reference.
Lecture 2: Coordinate transformations.
Lecture 3: Infinitesimal rotations, group properties.
Lecture 4: Inertial frames, Galileian relativity and Newton's laws.
Lecture 5: Mechanical work, energy. Force fields.
Lecture 6: Systems of particles. Constraints
Lecture 7: D'Alembert's Principle of virtual work. Lagrange's equations.
Lecture 8: Lagrange's equations in a general setting.
Lecture 9: Hamilton's principle.
Lecture 10: Conservation theorems, symmetry.
Appendix A: Expressing rotations with Pauli matrices.
Appendix B: Exact (total) differentials.
(due Wed Sep 6, 5pm)
(due Mon Sep 18, 5pm)
(due Tue Sep 26, 5pm)
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University of Notre Dame
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