Lecturer: Clifford Cheung
432 Downs Lauritsen, Ext. 6595,
clifford.cheung [at] caltech.edu

Required textbook:
Frautschi, et al., The Mechanical Universe, Advanced Edition

The Feynman Lectures, Volumes I & II are suggested but not required.

Lectures are presented
on Wednesdays & Fridays
11:00-11:55 am in 201 E. Bridge

Homework assignments are
due by 4pm on Wednesdays


Course Syllabus
Lecture and Section Notes
Information about Ph1b and 1c Tracks


October 2019
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday


No Recitation!

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapters 1, 3, 5

1


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 1, 2, 8, 11

2   

Lecture 1
Introduction

Homework 1:
3.13, 4.9, 5.4, QP1, QP9

3

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
s 2, 4

4

Lecture 2
Kinematics and Reference Frames


7


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 6

8


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 9, 12

9

Lecture 3
Newton's Laws

Homework 2:
6.24, 8.18, QP4, QP11, QP20

Homework 1 Due

Quiz 1 handed out

10


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
8 except
Section 8.6

11

Lecture 4
Forces of Nature



14


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 7 and Section 8.6

QUIZ 1 DUE

15


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapter 7

1

Lecture 5
Gravity and Circular Motion

Homework 3:
7.17, QP21, QP28, QP29

Homework 2 Due

17

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 9

18

Lecture 6
Accelerating Reference Frames

 

21

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
10

22


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 4 , 13 , 14 , 10

23

Lecture 7
Energy

Homework 4:
10.21, 10.25, QP30, QP34

Homework 3 Due
Quiz 2 handed out

24


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 11

25

Lecture 8
Momentum

28


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter
13

QUIZ 2 DUE

29


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 18 , 19 , 20

30

Lecture 9
Angular Momentum

Homework 5:
13.10, FP8, QP15, QP33

Homework 4 Due

31

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 14.1 14.7



 

November 2019
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday





1

Lecture 10
Rotational Dynamics I


4


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
14.10 14.14

5


6

Lecture 11
Rotational Dynamics II

Homework 6:
14.5, 14.21, FP5, QP16

Homework 5 Due
Quiz 3 handed out

7


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
12.1 12.7, 14.8, 14.9

8

Lecture 12
Oscillatory Motion I


11


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 12.8
12.13

QUIZ 3 DUE

12

Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 21, 23, 24

13

Lecture 13
Oscillatory Motion II

Homework 7:
12.9, FP10, FP13, QP40

Homework 6 Due

14

No Required Reading

15

Lecture 14
Orbits I

18


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 16

19


20

Lecture 15
Orbits II

Homework 8:
17.14, 17.25, FP4, FP12

Homework 7 Due
Quiz 4 handed out

21


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
17

22

 

Lecture 16

Kepler's Laws

25


Required Reading:
Here

QUIZ 4 DUE

26


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. II
Chapters 40, 41


27

Lecture 17
Fluid Mechanics
Homework 9:
FP3, FP11, FP21

Homework 8 Due

28


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

29


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 2019

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
2

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 15
 3 4

Lecture 18
Gyroscopes

Homework 9 Due
No New Homework

Final Exam Handed Out

 5

6

No Lecture

9


10


11

Final Exam Due at NOON
in the box outside
201 E. Bridge

12

13



Winter Recess
December 14- January 5

 

 

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