- Course Info:
- Syllabus
- Schedule and suggested reading.
- Grades are posted on elms.
- "Laptops are great. But not
during a lecture or meeting." Susan Dynarski, New
York Times, November 22, 2017.

**Exams:**- The final exam will be held in our usual classroom on Thursday May 16th from 8 am to 10 am.
- The exam will be comprehensive, covering material from the
entire semester.

- You will be provided with this
formula sheet.

**Videos:**- "William
Rowan Hamilton",

- Torque-free rotations: Tennis Racket theorem ("Dzhanibekov effect" in Russia)
- Precession of a torque-free symmetric top
- A
rotating cone. Red vector is
angular momentum, green is body axis, purple is
omega.

- Precession of a rotating satellite. Yellow is angular momentum, green is body axis, cyan is omega.
- A rotating box. Purple is angular momentum, yellow is body axis, blue is omega.
- Gyroscopes, with gravitational torque.
- Motorized gyroscope, with precession and nutation.
- Tippe Top.
- Coriolis Force
- Centrifugal Force
- Foucault
Pendulum

**Wikipedia:****Homework:**- Homework #1, and solutions.

- Homework #2, and solutions.
- Homework #3, and solutions.
- Homework #4, and solutions.
- Homework #5, and solutions.

- Homework #6, and solutions.
- Homework #7, and solutions.

- Homework #8, and solutions.
- Homework #9, and solutions.
- Homework #10, and solutions.
- Homework #11, and solutions.

**Lecture Notes:**

- Week 1: Differential equations, Newton's laws, drag forces.
- Week 2: Momentum and energy.
- Week 3: Oscillations.
- Week 4: Exam 1 review.
- Week 5: Lagrangian Mechanics.
- Week 6: Hamilton's principle and the calculus of variations.
- Week 7: Hamiltonian mechanics and Rutherford scattering.
- Week 9: Central force motion.
- Week 10: Rotational kinematics and the inertia tensor.
- Week 11: Rotational dynamics, Euler's equations, gyroscope.
- Week 12: Non-inertial reference frames.
- Weeks 13 & 14: Special relativity.