MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am
This course will cover classical mechanics. Topics will include vector analysis, Newtonian mechanics, oscillations, calculus of variations, and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics.
Grading: Homework & Quizzes – 25%, Exams (3 @ 25% each) – 75%
Course Website: This course will make use of WebCT / Blackboard for supplemental instruction.
Expectations: Students should look over the chapters to be covered on a particular day prior to coming to class. It is recommended that you follow along in the text during lectures as we will be following the text very closely.
Late work will not be accepted.
Quizzes and tests can only be made up if you have an excused absence (considered on a case by case basis). Any planned absences from class should be discussed with the instructor beforehand if you are going to be missing a graded activity (e,g, test, quiz, etc.) so that make-up plans may be arranged if approved. Excused absences include university sponsored events, illness, and the death of an immediate family member (parents, children, siblings, etc.).
Please turn off your cell phone (or put in silent mode) while in lecture.
Special Needs: Any students with special needs should discuss these with the instructor as soon as possible so any necessary arrangements can be made.