PHYSICS 422 - Classical Mechanics II - Fall 2006

Prof. Jon Pumplin


Office:  3240 BPS   phone: 355-9200 ext. 2126

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Course Information

Office Hours: Tuesday 3:20-4:30pm, Thursday 2:30-3:30pm, or by appointment. 
Lectures: MWF, 11:30-12:40pm, Room 1308 BPS  
Required Text: Classical Dynamics, J.B. Marion and S.T. Thornton (5th edition).
Homework: There will be 11 assignments due (generally on Wednesdays) at the beginning of class.  The lowest homework score will be dropped when calculating your final grade.  You are welcome to consult with your peers when doing your homework, but you are responsible for completing the problems yourself.  Copying someone else's homework is not educational and not acceptable. Please present your homework solutions in a logical and readable form -- it's good practice for you and a kindness to the grader!
Exams:  There will be 3 midterm exams and a final.  All exams are closed book.  The final exam will be cumulative.
Grades: Homework      25%
Midterm #1     15%
Midterm #2     15%
Midterm #3     15%
Final Exam      30%
Course Outline: We will cover the chapters of Marion and Thornton that were not done in the prerequisite course Phy321. 
Last updated 8/25/2006