Physics H7a:
Honors Mechanics
Outline

Note: typos in KK that have been noted are here in [PS|PDF], courtesy of M. Strovink and Y. Kolomensky

Lab handouts: To get some idea of the labs, you can look at old (not necessarily up to date!) handouts, at http://physics.berkeley.edu/courses/labs/7a/7a.shtml. These cannot substitute for the up to date handouts that will be distributed in the lab itself (i.e. you should purchase a syllabus card).

Week No. Week beginning Reading and Labs Topic Problem set Due 5 pm on solutions Section examples
1Jan. 23KK1Intro, vectors, kinematics "informal" and
Problem Set 1 [PS|PDF|GIF]
Feb.1 informal solns [PS|PDF] and PS1 solns [PS|PDF]  
2Jan. 28KK1,2
Lab: Kinematics 1 & 2
Polar Coordinates, Units, Newton's Laws
Problem Set 2 [PS|PDF|GIF]
Feb. 8 PS2 solns [PS|PDF] Note 1.1, Ex. 1.16, Prob. 1.8
3Feb. 4KK2Newton's Laws, Forces
Problem Set 3 [PS|PDF|GIF1,GIF2]
Feb. 15   PS3 solns [PS|PDF] and misscanned prob. 6 [PS|PDF] Ex. 2.7, 2.9
4Feb. 11KK3
Lab: Dynamics
Momentum, Center of Mass
Problem Set 4 [PS|PDF]
Feb. 22
Problem Set 4 Solns [PS|PDF]
correction to solutions
Prob. 2.34
5Feb. 18 (18 holiday)KK4Work, Energy mt1 review in PS|PDF from earlier H7a class
h7a mt1 review Solutions from Noah [PS| PDF]
   center of mass example
6Feb. 25Exam +KK4,5Work, Energy, cont.Exam
Feb. 27
Problem Set 5 [PS|PDF]
Mar. 8 MT 1 Solns [PS|PDF]

PS 5 Solns [PS|PDF]
 
7Mar. 4KK6Angular Momentum
Fixed Axis Rotation
Problem Set 6 [PS|PDF] Mar. 15 PS 6 Solns [PS|PDF] Example 6.4, 6.18
8Mar. 11KK7
Lab: Collisions
Angular momentum
Rigid Body Motion
Problem Set 7 [PS|PDF] Mar. 22 PS 7 Solns [PS|PDF]Ex. 6.13,yo-yo,7.11 time permitting
9Mar. 18KK8
Lab: Rotations
Noninertial systems and fictitious forcesProblem Set 8 [PS|PDF] Apr. 5 PS8 solns [PS|PDF]Eotvos?
10Apr. 1KK9Central Force Motion Problem Set 9 [PS|PDF] Apr. 12 PS 9 solns [PS|PDF] 
11Apr. 8 F1,KK10, note 10.1, 10.2
+ F 43-45,77-89,
62-70, 92-96 (same material)
Harmonic Oscillator, Damped, Forced Practice Midterm [PS|PDF]   Practice Midterm Solutions [PS|PDF] Exam review, K&K 1-9
Basic things you should know are here [PS|PDF]
info you'll be given in exam is here [PS|PDF]
12Apr. 15Exam + F 19-27, F5 Superposition, Fourier Series, Coupled Oscillators, Normal Modes Exam Apr. 17
Problem Set 10 [PS|PDF]
Apr. 26 MT 2 Solns [PS|PDF]
PS 10 Solns [PS|PDF]
Harmonic Oscillator chain example [PS|PDF]
13Apr. 22 F5,6 Many Oscillators, Wave Equation, Transverse Waves Problem Set 11 [PS|PDF] May 3 PS 11 solutions [PS|PDF] notes on chain of springs
[PS|PDF]
some Fourier Transforms (PDF)
14April 29F7, pp. 45-62, 253-264
Lab: Oscillations
Waves, travelling, phase and group velocity   Problem Set 12 [PS|PDF] May 10 PS 12 Solns [PS|PDF Notes on solving the wave equation with boundary and initial conditions [PS|PDF]
15May 6F 274-279, Feynman vol. 2, 2.1,2,3,4,5, 40.1,2,3 (on reserve in physics library)
Lab: Waves
Doppler Effect, Fluids  
no homework last week (i.e. on material of week 15)
  
16May 13 (last lecture, review)       Practice final exam (plus one practice problem) [PS| PDF]   Practice final solns [PS| PDF]
-May 20
12:30-3:30 pm
343 Le Conte
  Final Exam    Final Solns [PS|PDF]Basic things you should know are here [PS|PDF]
info you'll be given in exam is here [PS|PDF]
KK=Kleppner and Kolenkow, F = French, Feynman = Feynman Lectures in Physics Vol. 2.

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