*Scheduled Time & Place:* 11:30-12:20 M W F, 1420BPS

*Instructor:* Pawel Danielewicz

*Office:* 223 Cyclotron

*Phone:* 333-6330 (5-9672 x. 330 from campus)

*E-mail:* danielewicz@nscl.msu.edu

*Office Hours:* 1:50-2:40 M F (or by appointment)

*Grader:* Le Huu Thang

*E-mail:* le@pa.msu.edu

*Textbooks:*

Required: H. Goldstein, Ch. Poole and J. Safko,
Classical Mechanics, 3rd Ed. (Addison Wesley)

More concise: L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz, Mechanics,

V. D. Barger, M. Olsson, Classical Mechanics: A Modern Pespective.

Some topics expanded in:
J. V. Jose, E. J. Saletan:
Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach.

*Grading:* Homework - 25%, 2 Midterms -
30%, Final - 35%, Quizzes - 15%

*Note:* The quizzes will be unannounced. Extra 5% has been
added to the quizzes to compensate for absences or being
particularly caught by surprise.

The final plays also the role of a subject exam within the departmental
graduate degree requirements.

The times planned for the exams are as follows: Mid. I - Oct. 15, Mid. II - Nov. 24,
Fin. - Dec. 10.

**Planned Topics**

Topic | Textbook Reading |

Introduction | 1.1-6 |

Variational Principle & Lagrange Eqs | 2.1-7 |

Central-Force Problem | 3.1-11 |

Rigid-Body Kinematics | 4.1-4, 4.6-10 |

Rigid-Body Motion | 5.1-7 |

Small Oscillations | 6.1-5 |

Hamilton Eqs | 8.1-6 |

Canonical Transformations | 9.1-3, 9.5-6 |

Hamilton-Jacobi Theory | 10.1-6 |

Classical Chaos | 11.1-5 |

Continuous Systems | 13.1-4 |

Please note:

The final exam takes place on December 10, from 9:00am to 12:00pm,
in 1420 BPS.

Homework: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,

Homework Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Quizzes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Quiz Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Exams: 1, 2,

Exam solutions: 1, 2,