# Course Information

• Lecturer: Professor Randall J. Scalise
• Lecture meeting times and place: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-9:00am and 11:00am-noon in 11 Fondren Science
• Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30am in 104 Fondren Science and by appointment
• Contact:
• Leave a note in the Physics Department Office - 106 Fondren Science, or
• send me e-mail: <scalise@mail.physics.smu.edu>
• Texts:
• Errata for Marion and Thornton, 4th ed.
• p41 above equation 1.121: "gradiant" should be "gradient". (Caught by E. Reiman)
• p47 problem 1-32: It is confusing to call r-dot the magnitude of the velocity vector. r-dot should be the time derivative of the magnitude of vector r, which is very different from v. Change to "the quantites r and v are the magnitudes... ".
• p66 equation (2.45): The "t" in the exponent should be capitalized.
• p97 top: "u_horz" should be "v_horz". (Caught by S. Thornton [no relation])
• p119 In all three lines above Figure 3-8, "omega" with no subscript should be "w". (Caught by E. Rittenburg)
• p121 First paragraph, fifth sentence: "...oscillate about zero several times..." should be "...oscillate about zero an infinite number of times..."
• p128 Second sentence after equation (3.63): the natural angular frequency should be squared in the inequality.
• p177 just above section 4.7: "phenomenom" should be "phenomenon". (Caught by A. Kramer)
• p182 Example 4.3, line 3: "interation" should be "iteration".
• p266 equation (7.133) first term: partial L should be delta L.
• p391 2nd paragraph, line 4: (3.5%) should be (0.35%).
• p391 2nd paragraph, line 7: the leading open parenthesis is never closed.
• p443 1st paragraph, line 6: "period predicted for the precession of the axis of rotation is 1/Omega" should be "2 Pi/Omega".
• p465 In the first line of equation (12.24), the first term in parentheses is missing a plus sign.
• p480 equation (12.85) the first term in the 1,1 entry of the A matrix should be "mgb" not "mgb^2".
• p585 equation (B.2a) left-hand side: comma missing between arguments of F.
• Lecture Notes
• Exam Dates:
• Exam 1 - ???
• Exam 2 -
• Exam 3 -
• Homework - 40%
• Exam 1 - 20%
• Exam 2 - 20%
• Exam 3 - 20%
• Grade Summary: All the individual grades arranged by last four digits of student ID number
• Syllabus
• 2000 Calendar
• Official University Calendar
• University Holidays:
• 11-19 March 2000 - Spring Break
• Friday 21 April 2000
• Homework Assignments Due dates are strictly enforced. Solutions are posted in the Science Information Center.
• Extracurricular Activities