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Physics P521
Classical Mechanics - Fall 2015

Course WWW home page: http://physics.indiana.edu/~berger/p521_fall2015/p521.html

MWF 10:10-11:00AM (Section 5981)
Swain West 218
Instructor: Mike Berger

Phone: (812) 855-2609
Email: berger@indiana.edu
WWW: http://media4.physics.indiana.edu/~berger/aboutme.html
Office Hours: Monday:1:30-3:30pm, or by appt.
Classical Mechanics (P521)

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Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua

by Alexander L. Fetter and John Dirk Walecka

o Contents

* covered in detail, selected topics in other chapters as time permits

Chapter One: Basic Principles*
Chapter Two: Accelerated Coordinate Systems*
Chapter Three: Lagrangian Dynamics*
Chapter Four: Small Oscillations*
Chapter Five: Rigid Bodies*
Chapter Six: Hamiltonian Dynamics*
Chapter Seven: Strings
Chapter Eight: Membranes
Chapter Nine: Sound Waves in Fluids
Chapter Ten: Surface Waves in Fluids
Chapter Eleven: Heat Conduction
Chapter Twelve: Viscous Fluids
Chapter Thirteen: Elastic Continua

o Other Useful Reference Material

H. Goldstein, C.P. Poole and J.L. Safko, Classical Mechanics, (Addison-Wesley)

L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Mechanics, (Pergamon)

o Problem Sets

Problem Sets will typically be due on Wednesdays. The sets and solutions will be posted on the Oncourse website.

o Grader

Daniel McIlrath
Grading: 70% Exams, 30% Problem Sets