**List of grades**** for entire course****, including final curved average.** Final letter grades have not yet been assigned.Due to the way excel treats 0's vs blank spaces the lowest homework score has not been dropped for everyone. This affects Ferruci, Gill, Hall, Levashov, Lu, MacGray, Magruder -- and will of course be fixed before letter grades are assigned.

**PHYS410 **
**Classical Mechanics;**
** (4 credits)**
Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD.

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Prerequisite: PHYS374.
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Theoretical foundations of mechanics with extensive application of the
methods. Various mathematical tools of theoretical physics.

0101(54427) Brill, D. (Seats=44, Open=19, Waitlist=0) Books D.

- MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (PHY 0405) Lectures
- F.........10:00am-10:50am (PHY 1201) Homework discussion

**Instructor**: D. Brill Office: 4202 Physics Bldg Tel: X5 6027 email: brill@physics.umd.edu

Office hours: Th 3:30-5 or by appointment (which may be instantaneous).

Shorter office hours on days of faculty meeting.

published by University Science books, ISBN 1 891389 22 X

**Homework** will be assigned each week, due on Friday. During this term everyone should work at least one problem in front of the class. You may collaborate with a fellow student, provided each of you contributes, and writes up the solution in his/her own words. You can also get help from me during office hours or by email.

The assignments are found below, the current one first; past assignments include solutions:

Assignment 12 and exam preparation not due May 10 Assignment 11 due May 5 Assignment 10 due April 28 Second Exam solution Exam preparation problems (No assignment due April 21) Assignment 9 due April 14 Assignment 8 Assignment 7
First exam solution Assignment 6 due March 10 Assignment 5 Assignment 4 Assignment 3 Assignmnet 2 Assignment 1 (scroll down beyond the multiple-choice)

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**Schedule**

Week of | Chapter | Material actually covered | Material not covered in lecture or exams |
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Jan 25 | 1, 2 | Energy integral, gradient, differentials | 2.3-2.7 |

Jan 30 | 3, 4 | separation of variables, different coordinates, (angular)momentum | 3.2 |

Feb 6 | 4, 7.3 | Energy and constraints | |

Feb 13 | 7 | Examples using Lagrange's equations | 7.9-7.10 |

Feb 20 | 7 | More examples; phase space | |

Feb 27 | 13 | Hamiltonian MechanicsHour Exam Friday 10-11 | |

March 6 | 13 | ||

March 13 | 8 | "Kepler Problem" | At present no Ch 8 problem on Final |

March 20 | Spring Break | ||

March 27 | 9 | inertial frames, tidal and Coriolis force | At present no Ch 9 problem on Final |

April 3 | 10 | orbital and spin angular momentum, moment of inertia tensor | 10.5, 10.9-10.10 |

April 10 | 10 | examples L not parallel to ω, Euler Eqs | |

April 17 | 6 | Calculus of variationsSecond Exam April 21 | 6.1 |

April 24, May 1, 8 | 15 | Relativity | 15.17-15.18 |

May 12 | Questions and Review | 10-12 in room 0405 | |

May 16 | Final Exam 8 am | in usual lecture room (0405). Crib sheet allowed |

**Grading scheme** (approximate): each hour exam and homework 20%, Final 40%

**Academic Homesty** is the subject of the following message from the Student Honor Council:

"The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council.
This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all
undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible
for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important
for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication,
facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of
Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit
http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html."