Jan 22 T Read Taylor Ch. 1 before lecture. You were misinformed. Review of 1303, overview of 3344. Notes from Carlos, My scanned notes. 24 R Coordinate systems; Div, grad, curl and all that. Notes: part 1, part 2, Notes from Carlos, My scanned notes. 29 T Read Taylor Ch. 2 before lecture. Mathematica tutorial. 31 R Differential equations: order, linearity, homogeneity. Complementary and particular solutions. Notes from Nicole, Notes from Carlos, My scanned notes. Feb 5 T Finish Taylor Ch. 2 before lecture. How to integrate like a boss. Notes from Carlos, My scanned notes. 7 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 3 before lecture. Conservation of linear momentum, center of mass, Noether's theorem, gravitational slingshot, Cantilevered blocks demonstration, Rocket 12 T Finish Taylor Ch. 3 before lecture. Homework #1 solutions 14 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 4 before lecture. Galilean Cannon; Homework #2 solutions 19 T Continue reading Taylor Ch. 4. Force as function of t, v, x, Nonlinear Simple Pendulum 21 R Finish reading Taylor Ch. 4 before lecture. Homework #3 solutions; Loop-the-loop 26 T Start reading Taylor Ch. 5 before lecture. Oscillations, More oscillations, Phobos death spiral, Swing set physics 28 R Finish reading Taylor Ch. 5 before lecture. Homework #4 solutions; Damped Driven Oscillations. Mar 5 T Midterm exam in lecture 7 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 6 before lecture. Exam solutions; Green function, More Green function, Still more Green function 12 T Spring Break 14 R Spring Break 19 T Finish reading Taylor Ch. 6 before lecture. Finish Green Functions; Fourier Series, my Fourier class notes, the Functional. 21 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 7 before lecture. Calculus of Variations 26 T Continue reading Taylor Ch. 7 before lecture. More Calculus of Variations 28 R Finish reading Taylor Ch. 7 before lecture. Homework #5 solutions; Euler-Lagrange equations for higher derivatives; Two stationary solutions to the catenary: solution 1 MAXIMIZES the potential energy, solution 2 MINIMIZES the potential energy. Apr 2 T Start reading Taylor Ch. 8 before lecture. Cylinder on an incline with Lagrangian technique; Principle of Least Action Feynman Lecture 4 R Finish reading Taylor Ch. 8 before lecture. Homework #6 solutions; Curved Space Feynman Lecture - variational principle for General Relativity: proper time is maximized. 9 T Central forces, two-body problem; Euler-Lagrange equation for r, effective potential, one-body problem; orbit r(θ), Bertrand's theorem; Lagrangian points 11 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 9 before lecture. Homework #7 solutions; Orbits; Kepler's 3rd Law; Planetary Orbit Simulator 16 T Finish reading Taylor Ch. 9 before lecture. Non-inertial reference frames - part 1; 18 R Start reading Taylor Ch. 10 before lecture. Homework #8 solutions; Non-inertial reference frames - part 2. 23 T Finish reading Taylor Ch. 10 before lecture. Moment of inertia; Equilateral Triangle Moment of Inertia. 25 R Class canceled 30 T Start reading Taylor Ch. 11 before lecture. Homework #9 solutions; Inertia tensor; Eigenvalue problem; Stability. May 2 R Finish reading Taylor Ch. 11 before lecture. Homework #10 solutions; Coupled Oscillations; Example: two coupled pendula; Normal modes. 13 M Final Exam 8:00-11:00AM

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