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Reading for 02/10/16: Chapter 3.5Reading for 02/08/16: Chapter 3.5

Homework #1 Due 01/20/16 at 4pm

Reading for 01/25/16: Chapter 2.4.-2.5 re-read

Reading for 01/27/16: Chapter 2.5 re-read

Homework #2 1.8, 1.9, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8 due 01/27/16 at 4pm

Computational Video for 01/29/16

Problem solving Videos for 01/29/16

Reading for 02/01/16: Chapter 3.1-3.3

Reading for 02/03/16 Chapter 3.4

Homework #3: 2.15, 2.17a (no computation),  3.2, 3.3, and computational problems (below) due 02/03/16 at 4pm.

  • Using the leapfrog integrator, redo the computational problems from HW #1 and comment on the differences between Euler and Leapfrog in terms of the steps needed.
  • Using the leapfrog integrator, model throwing a ball straight up in the air with linear drag. You may set the mass as 1kg, and the origin at 0, but examine what happens with a variety (at least 3 different) initial velocity conditions and a variety of different drag coefficients (at least 3).

Reading for 02/08/16: Chapter 3.5

Reading for 02/10/16: Chapter 4.1-4.6

Homework #4: 3.9,3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13 and computational problem from Friday due 02/10/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 02/15/16: Chapter 4.7-4.11

Homework #5: 4.4, 4.5, 4.9, 4.11  and computational problem, on the phase space behavior of simple, damped and damped-driven oscillators, from Friday due 02/17/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 02/17/16: Chapter 4.12

Reading for 02/22/16: Chapter 4.13

Reading for 02/24/16: Chapter 4.14-4.15

Homework #6: 4.13, 4.14 and computational problem from Friday due 02/24/16 at 4pm.

  • Note that the M matrix in a has a typo. Figure out what the typo is.
  • You are welcome to solve part b computationally.

Reading for 02/29/16 Ch 5.1-5.4  and The Mathematics Companion section on Vector Analysis (2.3 in the 1st edition)

Reading for 03/02/16 Ch 5.5-5.6

Homework #7 5.3, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.13  03/02/16 at 4pm.

  • Do 5.6b, and 5.13 using the levi-civita symbol, aka anti-symmetric tensor aka alternating tensor, and Kronecker deltas. Any other solutions will be counted wrong.

Reading for 3/23/16 Ch. 6

Reading for 3/28/16 Ch. 7.1-7.4

Reading for 3/30/16 Ch. 7.5-7.8

Homework #8 6.6, 6.9, 6.10, and 6.11. 03/30/16 at 4pm.

  • For 6.9, make sure the final answer only has r's in it, not x,y, or z's. 

Reading for 4/04 Ch. 8.1-8.4

Reading for 4/06 Ch. 8.3-8.5

Homework #9 7.3,  7.12, 7.14, and computational problem. 04/06/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 4/11 Ch. 8.6-8.7

Reading for 4/13 Ch. 8.8-9.2

Homework #10 8.2, 8.4  8.5, and computational problem. 04/13/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 4/18 Ch 9.3-9.5

Reading for 4/20 Ch 11.1-11.3

Homework #11 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5. 04/20/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 4/25 Ch 11.6-11.7

Reading for 4/27 Ch 11.7

Homework #12 11.5, 11.6, 11.9, and computational problem. 04/27/16 at 4pm.

  • Do not use scripts for the chapter 11 problems; do them by hand.

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Advice for writing up mechanics homework.