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



October 2018
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

1
No Recitation!

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

2


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

3

Lecture 1
Introduction

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

4


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

5

Lecture 2
Kinematics and Reference Frames


8


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 6

9


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 9, 12

10

Lecture 3
Newton's Laws

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

Homework 1 Due

Quiz 1 handed out

11


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

12

Lecture 4
Forces of Nature



15


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 7 and Section 8.6

QUIZ 1 DUE

16


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapter 7

17

Lecture 5
Gravity and Circular Motion

Homework 3:
7.17, QP21, QP28, QP29

Homework 2 Due

18

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 9

19

Lecture 6
Accelerating Reference Frames

 

22

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
10

23


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

24

Lecture 7
Energy

Homework 4:
10.21, 10.25, QP30, QP34

Homework 3 Due
Quiz 2 handed out

25


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 11

26

Lecture 8
Momentum

29


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter
13

QUIZ 2 DUE

30


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

31

Lecture 9
Angular Momentum

Homework 5:
13.10, FP8, QP15, QP33

Homework 4 Due



 

November 2018
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday



1

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 14.1 14.7

2

Lecture 10
Rotational Dynamics I


5


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
14.10 14.14

6


7

Lecture 11
Rotational Dynamics II

Homework 6:
14.5, 14.21, FP5, QP16

Homework 5 Due
Quiz 3 handed out

8


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
12.1 12.7, 14.8, 14.9

9

Lecture 12
Oscillatory Motion I


12


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 12.8
12.13

QUIZ 3 DUE

13

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

14

Lecture 13
Oscillatory Motion II

Homework 7:
12.9, FP10, FP13, QP40

Homework 6 Due

15

No Required Reading

16

Lecture 14
Orbits I

19


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 16

20


21

Lecture 15
Orbits II

Homework 8:
17.14, 17.25, FP4, FP12

Homework 7 Due
Quiz 4 handed out

22


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

23

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

26


Required Reading:
Here

QUIZ 4 DUE

27

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
17

28

Lecture 16
Kepler's Laws

29


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. II
Chapters 40, 41

30

Lecture 17
Fluid Mechanics

Homework 9:
FP3, FP11, FP21

Homework 8 Due

December 2018

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
3

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 15
 4 5

Lecture 18
Gyroscopes

Homework 9 Due
No New Homework

Final Exam Handed Out

 6

7

No Lecture

10


11


12

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

13

14



Winter Recess
December 15 - January 6

 

 

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