Day  Topic: Subtopic 
Reading (Bridge Book) (Main, Alternate, Deep) 
Due Dates 

1 Mon 4/3 
Introduction Syllabus Instructions for Getting Mathematica 
 
2 Wed 4/5 
Finding Equations of Motion Review Newton's 2nd Law Review Vectors Review Units & Dimensions Solving ODE's by Separating Variables Plotting with Mathematica 
Taylor 1.31.6 Taylor 1.2 Boas 8.2  
3 Fri 4/7 
Example Using Newton's 2nd Law Puck on a 2D Ramp 

HW 1 HW 1 Solutions 
4 Mon 4/10 
Example Using Newton's 2nd Law Puck on a 2D Ramp Sensemaking Strategies List 
 
5 Wed 4/12 
Finding v(x) 
 
6 Fri 4/14 
Linear Drag Force Air Resistance 
Taylore 2.2 & 2.3 
HW 2 HW 2 Solutions 
7 Mon 4/17 
Drag Force Power Series Calculating Coefficients of a Power Series Approximating a Function with a Power Series Common Power Series 
Taylor 2.4  
8 Wed 4/19 
Conservation of Momentum Center of Mass 
Taylor 3.1 Taylor 3.3  
9 Fri 4/21 
Time Varying Mass Deriving Thrust 
Taylor 3.2 
HW 3 HW 3 Practice HW 3 Solutions 
10 Mon 4/24 
Exam 1 
homework/335Sp17exam1.pdf 
Exam Solutions 
11 Wed 4/26 
Rockets 
 
12 Fri 4/28 
Rockets 

HW 4 HW 4 Solutions 
13 Mon 5/1 
Kinetic Energy of a Pendulum 
 
14 Wed 5/3 
Intro to Lagrangian Mechanics Principle of Least Action Generalized Coordinates Euler Lagrange Equations 
Taylor 7.17.4  
15 Fri 5/5 
Lagrangian Examples Particle on a Cylinder Box on a Movable Wedge 
Taylor 7.5  
16 Mon 5/8 
Cyclic Coordinates Noether's Theorem 
Taylor 7.6 & 7.7  
17 Wed 5/10 
Lagrange Multipliers 
Taylor 7.10 
HW 5 HW 5 Solutions 
18 Fri 5/12 
Method of Undetermined Lagrange Multipliers 

HW 6 HW 6 Solutions 
19 Mon 5/15 
Intro to Hamiltonian Mechanics Hamiltonian Examples Phase Space 
Taylor 7.8  
20 Wed 5/17 
H not equal E 

HW 7 HW 7 Solutions 
21 Fri 5/19 
Exam 2 

Exam 2 Eq. Sheet 
22 Mon 5/22 
Galilean Boosts Intro to Spacetime Diagrams 
Taylor 15.2 Dray 5.2  
23 Wed 5/24 
Time Dilation Proper Time 
Dray 6.4 Taylor 15.4 Dray 9.1  
24 Fri 5/26 
Length Contraction Lorentz Transformations Relativity Video 
Dray 6.3 Taylor 15.5 Dray 2.4 Taylor 15.6 
HW 8 HW 8 Solutions 
25 Mon 5/29 
Memorial Day (No Class) 
 
26 Wed 5/31 
Events on Spacetime Diagrams 
Dray Ch. 8  
27 Fri 6/2 
Paradoxes: Pole & Barn 

HW 9 HW 9 Solutions 
28 Mon 6/5 
Circle & Hyperbola Trig 
Dray Ch. 3 & 4 Taylor 15.8  
29 Wed 6/7 
Hyperbola Trig Spacetime Diagrams 
 
30 Fri 6/9 
Energy & Momentum Review 
Dray 9.3 & 9.4 Taylor 15.12 
HW 10 Problem 1 Video HW 10 Solutions 
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