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Week  Date  Lectures  Homework  Problem Sessions  Text suggestions 

1 
Monday
8/21/2023 
FIRST DISCUSSION!!!!  
Tuesday
8/22/2023 
Newton's laws 
Taylor Ch 1 (K&K Ch 1) 

Thursday
8/24/2023 
Onedimensional particle dynamics 
Taylor Ch 1 (K&K Chapter 2/3) 

2 
Monday
8/28/2023 

Tuesday
8/29/2023 
1D continued, drag, vdep. forces 
Taylor Ch 2 (K&K Chapter 3) 

Thursday
8/31/2023 
2D particle dynamics 
HW 1 due 
Taylor Ch 2  
3 
Monday
9/4/2023 
Labor Day  
Tuesday
9/5/2023 
1D rocket motion, conservative forces in 3D 
K&K Chapter 4 (Taylor Chapt 4) 

Thursday
9/7/2023 
Central force motion, conserved angular momentum 
K&K Chapter 10 (Taylor Ch 4&8) 

4 
Monday
9/11/2023 

Tuesday
9/12/2023 
Gravitation 

Thursday
9/14/2023 
Orbital motion, Kepler's Laws. 
HW 3 due 
K&K Chapter 10 (Taylor Ch 8) 

5 
Monday
9/18/2023 

Tuesday
9/19/2023 
Orbital motion continued 

Thursday
9/21/2023 
Orbital solutions and tides 



6 
Monday
9/25/2023 


Tuesday
9/26/2023 
No Lecture  HW 4 due  
Thursday
9/28/2023 
Midterm exam 1 (inclass) 


7 
Monday
10/2/2023 

Tuesday
10/3/2023 
Linear Oscillators: Simple harmonic oscillators 
Taylor Chapter 5 (K&K Chapter 11) 

Thursday
10/5/2023 
Linear Oscillators: damping; initial conditions Lecture 13 
Taylor Chapter 5 (K&K Chapter 11) 

8 
Monday
10/09/2023 

Tuesday
10/10/2023 
Forced vibrations 
Taylor Chapter 5 (K&K Chapter 11) 

Thursday
10/12/2023 
Resonance, Fourier series 
Taylor Chapter 5 (K&K Chapter 11) 

9 
Monday
10/16/2023 

Tuesday
10/17/2023 
Fourier series continued, solutions for periodic driving 

Thursday
10/19/2023 
Impulse response function, Greens function and fourier transform 


11 
Monday
10/23/2023 

Tuesday
10/24/2023 
Begin noninertial reference frames 

Taylor Chapter 9 (K&K Ch 9) 

Thursday
10/26/2023 
Dynamics in noninertial reference frames 
Taylor Chapter 9 (K&K Ch 9) 

12 
Monday
10/30/2023 

Tuesday
10/31/2023 
Coriolis force 



Thursday
11/2/2023 
Begin: Calculus of variations 

Taylor Chapter 6


13 
Monday
11/6/2023 

Tuesday
11/7/2023 
No Lecture 
HW 8 in


Taylor Chapter 10 (K&K Ch 7) 

Thursday
11/09/2023 
Midterm 2 (In class) Formula Sheet 


14 
Monday
11/13/2023 

Tuesday
11/14/2023 
Calculus of variations continued 

Taylor Chapter 6  
Thursday
11/16/2023 
Begin: Lagrangian mechanics 
Taylor Chapter 6  
15 
Monday
11/27/2023 

Tuesday
11/28/2023 
Lagrangian mechanics continued 
HW 9 in 

Taylor Chapter 7  
Thursday
11/30/2023 
Lagrangian mechanics continued 

Taylor Chapter 7  
16 
Monday
12/04/2023 

Tuesday
12/05/2023 
Noether's theorem 


Thursday
12/07/2023 
Reading Day 

Tuesday 12/12/2023 
Final Exam: 811 am Location: TBD. 