Physics 311: Mechanics
(Spring 2012)
Lectures:
Discussions:
Instructor:
Office:
TA:

MWF
@ 11:00 
11:50 am, CHAMBERLIN 2241
Th @ 2:253:15
pm
Th @ 3:304:20 pm
Th @
4:355:25 pm
Maxim G. Vavilov
5318
Chamberlin
Hall
Tim Lyon

Textbook: "Classical
Dynamics
of
Particles
and
Systems,
5th
Edition"
by
Stephen
T.
Thornton and Jerry B. Marion
(placed on physics library
reserve).
Office
hours: (subject
to change) Friday at 12:0012:30
pm and Thursday at 1:452:15 pm
and by appointment.
Final
letter
grade
will
be
determined
by
the
homework
(30%),
three
midterm
exams (45%, 15% for
each), the final
exam (25%). Homework
assignments will be
weekly, due on
Mondays at the end
of lectures. Each
problem in homeworks
and exams will be
graded out of 10
points (unless
stated otherwise),
based on the
following scheme:
essentially correct
 10 points, strong
effort  7 points,
some progress  4
points, no progress
 0 points.
Topics
of lectures.
Lecture notes and mathematica
files are in
this folder.
Homework
assignments (dates
are subject to
change).
Midterm
1
on
2/29
Midterm
2 due 3/28
(takehome)
Midterm
3
on 4/20 (previous
exam with
solutions is
here)
FINAL
EXAM.
Resources
Library Reserves
