V. J. Goldman
office: B-137 (Physics) ;
office hours: Monday, Wednesday 2:00-3:00 and
Kim, You Jin, C-119, 2-4077, YouJin.Kim@StonyBrook.edu
office hours: Friday
2:00-4:00 pm and
Text: G.R. Fowles and G.L. Cassiday, Analytical
Mechanics (7-th edition), Brooks-Cole (Thomson Inc), 2005
reading: S.T. Thornton and J.
B. Marion, Classical Dynamics, Brooks Cole
organization and grading:
- Two 1.5
hour lectures per week (P-112, MonWed 3:50 - 5:10 pm)
- Homeworks will be posted on
Wednesdays, due next week Wednesday in class
- Late HW:
in B-137 only (slide under the door, if closed), not in mailbox, not to
- Late HW
penalty: 20% per day, so that model solutions can be
- Exams: one
Oct 21, in
class) and Final (Mon, December 14, 2:15 - 4:45 pm)
- Exams are
closed book, except can bring 1 handwritten page
grade = 40% HW + 20% Midterm + 40% Final
- There is
no provision for doing extra or outside work to improve your grade
1. Review of vector math
2. Newtonian mechanics in 1D
3. Harmonic motion (oscillations)
4. Motion of a particle in 3D
5. Motion in non-inertial frames
6. Central forces: gravity
7. Dynamics of systems of many particles
8. Mechanics of rigid bodies
9. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of
be presented primarily in lectures, readings assignments from the text,
Lecture will cover the material to be learned, some important examples,
and will direct
your study from the text,
however some material will be presented in
class that is not in the text.
Thus, you should attend class, pay
while there, and take notes over the material.
You should plan on 1.5-2
hours of study outside of class for every hour in lecture.
in the latter part of the course will be based upon material presented
in the first part of the course,
therefore you will have to commit the
material to long-term memory. The Final exam is comprehensive.
Students are encouraged to study in small groups, discuss the material
and HW problems.
It should be perfectly clear that each person is responsible for
completing and submitting the work.
It is NOT acceptable to divide the problems, when one solves problem 1
and the other problem 2.
Exchange of any information between the students during an exam is
Note: If you have a disability that may affect your
ability to carry out the assigned course work,
you are urged to contact
the staff of the Disabled student Services, Room 133, Humanities.
will review your concerns with you and determine what accommodations
necessary and appropriate.
All information and documentation of
disability is confidential and will not be shared with faculty.