University of Vermont

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Physics 311

Physics 311: Classical Mechanics

General Information




Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Clougherty
Address: Cook Physical Science Building A405
Telephone: (802) 656-0063
Email: dennis.clougherty(at)uvm.edu
Office Hours W 1-3

Schedule

Lecture TR10:00-11:15Cook 402

Course Prerequisites

Physics 211 or permission of instructor

Course Text

Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua, A. Fetter and J. Walecka

(Available in the UVM Bookstore and online.)

Optional References

Classical Mechanics, H. Goldstein, C.P. Poole, and J.L. Safko
Mechanics, L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
Mathematical Methods for Physicists, G. Arfken
Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach, J.V. Jose and E.J. Saletan


Homework


There will be approximately a problem set each week. Solutions will be distributed in class.

Exams

There will be a mid-term exam given on Thursday October 20th. The final grade will be based on the homework, mid-term and final exams.

Course Outline



Links

Goldstein's errata

Last modified August 31 2011 11:16 AM

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