Lecturer: Jonas Zmuidzinas
306 Cahill, Ext. 6229, jonas [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



September/October 2017
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

9/25
No Recitation!

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

9/26


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

9/27

Lecture 1
Introduction

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

9/28


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

9/29

Lecture 2
Freefall and Reference
Frames


2


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 6

3


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 9, 12

4

Lecture 3
Newton's Laws

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

Homework 1 Due

Quiz 1 handed out

5


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

6

Lecture 4
Forces of Nature



9


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 7 and Section 8.6

QUIZ 1 DUE

10


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapter 7

11

Lecture 5
Circular Motion

Homework 3:
7.17, QP21, QP28, QP29

Homework 2 Due

12

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 9

13

Lecture 6
Non-Inertial Frames

 

16

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
10

17


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

18

Lecture 7
Energy

Homework 4:
10.21, 10.25, QP30, QP34

Homework 3 Due
Quiz 2 handed out

19


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 11

20

Lecture 8
Momentum

23


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter
13

QUIZ 2 DUE

24


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

25

Lecture 9
Angular Momentum

Homework 5:
13.10, FP8, QP15, QP33

Homework 4 Due

26

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 14.1 – 14.7


27

Lecture 10
Rotational Dynamics I

 

November 2017
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

10/30


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
14.10 – 14.14

10/31


1

Lecture 11
Rotational Dynamics II

Homework 6:
14.5, 14.21, FP5, QP16

Homework 5 Due
Quiz 3 handed out

2


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
12.1 – 12.7, 14.8, 14.9

3

Lecture 12
Simple Harmonic Oscillators


6


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 12.8
12.13

QUIZ 3 DUE

7

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

8

Lecture 13
Oscillatory Motion

Homework 7:
12.9, FP10, FP13, QP40

Homework 6 Due

9

No Required Reading

10

Lecture 14
Oscillatory Motion Summary; Orbits Introduction

13


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 16

14


15

Lecture 15
Kepler's Laws

Homework 8:
17.14, 17.25, FP4, FP12

Homework 7 Due
Quiz 4 handed out

16

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
17

17

Lecture 16
Solving the Kepler Problem


20


Required Reading:
Here

QUIZ 4 DUE

21

Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. II
Chapters 40, 41

22

Lecture 17
Fluids

Homework 9:
FP3, FP11, FP21

Homework 8 Due

23


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

24


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

27


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
15

28

29

Lecture 18
Gyroscopes

Homework 9 Due
No New Homework

Final Exam
Handed Out

30

   

December 2017

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
       

1

No Lecture

4


5


6

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

7

8



Winter Recess
December 9 - January 2

 

 

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