7/31/15: HW5 solutions have been posted.

7/29/15: Grades for HW3 have been posted on Gauchospace.

7/29/15: HW4 solutions have been posted.

7/28/15: Policies for the final exam have been posted above. Also, typos have been corrected in equations 15 and 16 of the "Special Relativity Part One" lecture notes  the relation between the primed and unprimed coordinates was incorrect, and the velocity was measured with respect to the wrong time coordinate. Lastly, please fill out the poll for determining the time of the final exam review session, which can be found here.

7/27/15: A typo has been corrected in equation 65 of the TwoBody Problem notes  a prime was missing from one of the integration variables.

7/25/15: Typos have been corrected in equation 33 of the scattering notes, and equation 35 of the Galilean Relativity notes. In addition, some clarifying material has been added to the lecture notes on the twobody problem, with some discussion regarding the physical interpretation of the difference vector.

7/23/15: HW5 has been posted. Please note that it is due IN LECTURE on the last day of class.

7/22/15: HW3 solutions have been posted.

7/16/15: HW4 has been posted.

7/15/15: HW1 grades are now officially available on Gauchospace. Also, please note that the room for the final exam has been changed. It is now in Phelps 2516.

7/15/15: A typo has been corrected in HW3. In problem 2a, the definition of the scaled time variable was missing a factor of k.

7/14/15: HW1 and Midterm grades are now available on Gauchospace (HW1 grades will be available soon).

7/14/15: The midterm has been graded. Michael will have the midterms to hand back to you during office hours tomorrow. The average score on the midterm was 62.9/100, and the standard deviation was 19.2. A histogram of the scores can be found here. A moderate scaling of the midterm scores might be performed, but I have *NOT* yet decided on the details of this scaling.

7/12/15: The deadlines for HW3 and HW4 have been pushed back by a day.

7/10/15: The solutions to the midterm have been posted here.

7/9/15: The solutions to HW2 have been posted. Also, a change has been made to HW3  the homework has been divided into two problem sets. Set A contains problems 1,2,4,8,9,11,12, while Set B contains problems 3,5,6,7,10. Please choose five problems from Set A to do, and also choose three problems from Set B. This is also explained at the end of the HW3 PDF.

7/8/15: A clarification has been made in the midterm exam policies. Also, please remember that Michael's review session is tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 PM.

7/7/15: Please fill out the Review Session poll before the end of today.

7/6/15: HW3 has been posted.

7/5/15: Detailed policies for the midterm exam can be found here.

7/3/15: The solutions to HW1 have been posted. Also, lecture notes from Michael's discussion sections have been made available. Please remember that we will be having a normal lecture during this coming week's discussion section time.

6/29/15: The final exam has been scheduled  it will be Friday July 31st, from 4PM to 7PM, in Phelps 3519 (the same as class). The midterm will be inclass, on Friday, July 10th. More details regarding official exam policies will be available soon.

HW2 has been posted.

6/26/15: My office hours have been scheduled, and are listed above.

6/23/15: Typos have been corrected in problems 2 and 4 of HW1. Also, some clarifications have been made in problems 3,5,6,7, and 8. Additionally, Michael's office hours in the PSR are now posted above  they are on Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

6/22/15: The poll for the office hours has been made, and can be found here. PLEASE FILL OUT ALL TIMES THAT WORK FOR YOU! I'll choose a set of times in order to accommodate everyone the best that I can. Information about Michael's office hours in the PSR will be available soon.

6/21/15: HW1 has been posted. Also, the first three sets of lecture notes have been posted.

4/14/15: The course web page is now live! For those of you looking for course information for the summer, please see the syllabus above.

Optional Review Problems  
Homework One  Solutions  Mathematica Notebook  Mathematica Notebook (PDF) 
Homework Two  Solutions  
Homework Three  Solutions  
Homework Four  Solutions  
Homework Five  Solutions 
Vectors and Kinematics  Last Modified: 6/23 
Newton's Laws, Air Resistance, and Approximation Methods  Last Modified: 6/23 
Work and Energy  Last Modified: 6/21 
Simple Harmonic Motion  Last Modified: 7/1 
Driven Harmonic Motion  Last Modified: 7/13 
Nonlinear Oscillation  Last Modified: 7/13 
Galilean Relativity  Last Modified: 7/24 
Conservation Laws  Last Modified: 7/18 
The TwoBody Problem  Last Modified: 7/24 
Scattering  Last Modified: 7/25 
Special Relativity Part One: Time Dilation and Length Contraction  Last Modified: 7/25 
Special Relativity Part Two: SpaceTime  Last Modified: 7/25 
Special Relativity Part Three: FourMomentum  Last Modified: 7/25 
General Relativity  Last Modified: 7/30 
Talyor Series  Last Modified: 7/3 
Fourier Analysis  Last Modified: 7/3 
Spherical Coordinates  Last Modified: 7/19 
Week  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
6/22  Vectors Coordinate Systems Kinematics HW1 Assigned 
Newton's Laws Air Resistance Differential Equations 
Discussion  Perturbative Methods  
6/29  Work and Energy HW2 Assigned 
Simple Harmonic Motion  Discussion Collect HW1 
HOLIDAY  
7/6  Driven Harmonic Motion HW3 Assigned 
Fourier Analysis Green's Functions 
Nonlinear Oscillation Normal Lecture Review Session at 4PM Collect HW2 
Midterm Exam During Lecture  
7/13  Galilean Relativity HW4 Assigned 
Rotations  Discussion  Conservation Laws Collect HW3 

7/20  The TwoBody Problem HW5 Assigned 
The TwoBody Problem  Discussion  Scattering Collect HW4 

7/27  Special Relativity  Special Relativity  Special Relativity Normal Lecture Review Session TBA 
Intro to General Relativity Collect HW5 IN LECTURE Final Exam at 4 PM in Phelps 2516 