Readings listed in this section are from the required textbook:

Kleppner, Daniel, and Robert J. Kolenkow. *An Introduction to Mechanics*. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973. ISBN: 9780070350489.

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS |
---|---|---|

1 | Intro and vector definitions | Chapter 1 |

2 | Motion in cartesian and polar coordinates | |

3 | Newton’s laws and forces | Chapter 2 |

4 | Application of Newton’s laws I | |

5 | Application of Newton’s laws II | |

6 | Momentum | Chapter 3 |

7 | Collisions I | |

8 | Rocket motion | |

9 | Energy | Chapter 4 |

10 | Potential energy | |

11 | Energy conservation | |

12 | Collisions II | |

13 | Fixed axis rotation | Chapter 6 |

14 | Moment of Inertia | |

15 | Rotational and translational motion | |

16 | Rigid body motion | Chapter 7 |

17 | Gyroscopic motion I | |

18 | Gyroscopic motion II | |

19 | Cavendish experiment | |

20 | Moment of Inertia tensor | |

21 | Euler’s equations/accelerated reference frames | Chapters 7 and 8 |

22 | Accelerated and rotating reference frames | Chapter 8 |

23 | Central force motion and Kepler’s laws | Chapter 9 |

24 | Foundations of relativity | Chapter 11 |