Lecturer: Ryan Patterson
339 Lauritsen, Ext. 5753, rbpatter[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
11:00-11:55am in 201 E. Bridge

Homework assignments are
due by 4pm on Wednesdays



September/October 2016
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

9/26

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

9/27


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

9/28

Lecture 1
Introduction

Homework 1:
3.10, 4.10, 5.4, QP2, QP35

9/29


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

9/30

Lecture 2
Freefall and Reference
Frames


3


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 6

4


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapters 9, 12

5

Lecture 3
Newton's Laws

Homework 2:
6.22, 8.19, QP3, QP20, QP48

Homework 1 Due

Quiz 1 handed out

6


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

7

Lecture 4
Forces of Nature



10


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter 7 and Section 8.6

QUIZ 1 DUE

11


Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. I
Chapter 7

12

Lecture 5
Circular Motion

Homework 3:
7.16, QP28, QP37, FP15

Homework 2 Due

13

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 9

14

Lecture 6
Non-Inertial Frames

 

17

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
10

18


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

19

Lecture 7
Energy

Homework 4:
10.21, QP7, QP50, FP2

Homework 3 Due
Quiz 2 handed out

20


Required Reading
:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 11

21

Lecture 8
Momentum

24


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Chapter
13

QUIZ 2 DUE

25


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

26

Lecture 9
Angular Momentum

Homework 5:
QP15, QP33, QP41, FP8

Homework 4 Due

27

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 14.1 – 14.7


28

Lecture 10
Rotational Dynamics I

 

November 2016
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

10/31


Required Reading:

Frautschi et al.
Sections
14.10 – 14.14

1


2

Lecture 11
Rotational Dynamics II

Homework 6:
14.7, 14.8, 14.20, QP16, QP52

Homework 5 Due
Quiz 3 handed out

3


Required Reading:

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

4

Lecture 12
Simple Harmonic Oscillators


7


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Sections 12.8
12.13

QUIZ 3 DUE

8

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

9

Lecture 13
Oscillatory Motion

Homework 7:
12.17, 12.24, FP13, FP19

Homework 6 Due

10

No Required Reading

11

Lecture 14
Oscillatory Motion Summary; Orbits Introduction

14


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter 16

15


16

Lecture 15
Kepler's Laws

Homework 8:
17.12, 17.22, 17.24 (graded together as one problem),
FP4, FP18

Homework 7 Due
Quiz 4 handed out

17

Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
17

18

Lecture 16
Solving the Kepler Problem


21

Required Reading:
To be handed out in class

QUIZ 4 DUE

22

Suggested Reading:
Feynman Vol. II
Chapters 40, 41

23

Lecture 17
Fluids

Homework 9:
FP3, FP11, FP21

Homework 8 Due

24


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

25


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

28


Required Reading:
Frautschi et al.
Chapter
15

29

30

Lecture 18
Gyroscopes

Homework 9 Due
No New Homework

Final Exam
Handed Out

   

December 2016

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
     

1

2


No Lecture Today

5


6


7

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

8

9



Winter Recess
December 10 - January 3

 

 

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