# Physics 105A: Classical Mechanics

## Winter 2012

## Lectures MWF11:00 - 11:50 in Broida 1640

### Discussion Session F 1:00-1:50 and 2:00-2:50 in Phelp 3505

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Professor:** Gary Horowitz
Office Hours: Tues. 2:00 - 3:30
**TA:** William Kelly **email:** wkelly@physics.ucsb.edu
Office Hours: Wed. 2:00-4:00 and Thurs. 2:00-3:00 in PSR
**Textbook:** *Classical Mechanics* by John R. Taylor
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**Homework: **There will be weekly homework assignments that will be posted every Friday
and due by Friday 5pm one week later in the homework box on the first floor of Broida.
The first homework is due Jan. 13.
**Midterm: **There will be one midterm on Wednesday February 15 covering chapters 1-4 of Taylor.
It is a closed book exam, but you can bring one 8 1/2 x 11in sheet of paper with notes on both sides.
Midterm solutions
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Final: **The final will be on Thursday March 22 from 12-3:00pm, covering chapters 1-7 of Taylor.
It is a closed book exam, but you can bring two 8 1/2 x 11in sheets of paper with notes on both sides.
Practice final (provided by the TA) Solutions
**Grading: **The homework will count 30%, the midterm with count 25% and the final will count 45%.
**Topics covered this quarter:** We will cover the material in the first seven chapters of Taylor.