Office Hours: Office hours will be held immediately after class
on MWF 10:15 -- in
609 Keen. Additional office hours will be held on Thursdays from 2:30 --
3:30 (before colloquium). If these times are not convenient, please feel
free to contact me at any time to arrange an appointment. (The best way
to do this is by e-mail.)
Prerequisites: PHY 3221 (Advanced Mechanics) or equivalent.
Text: Goldstein, Poole, and Safko, Classical Mechanics (Third Edition),
Landau and Lifshitz, Mechanics, Course of Theoretical Physics,
Vol. 1 (Third Edition), (Pergamon Press,
Jose and Saletan,
Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach, (Cambridge University
Course Work: Course grades will be determined
by your performance on the assigned problem sets, two midterm exams,
and a final exam. The percentage contribution of each to the
overall grade will be as follows:
Problem sets will be assigned once a week. All
problems have to be solved and turned in at the given deadline.
Discussion of the homework among students is encouraged, but each student
should hand in his/her own solutions.
ADA Statement: Students
with disabilities needing academic accommodation should: (1) register with and
provide documentation to the StudentDisabilityResourceCenter; (2) bring a
letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type.
Please do this during the first week of class.
Honor Code: Students are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Code
published in the Florida State University Bulletin and the Student Handbook.
The Academic Honor Systems of Florida State University is based on the premise
that each student has the responsibility to (1) uphold the highest standards of
academic integrity in the student's own work, (2) refuse to tolerate violations
of academic integrity in the university community, and (3) foster a high sense
of integrity and social responsibility on the part of the university community.